Skip to comments.Rape disclosure stops debate
Posted on 07/27/2011 3:11:53 PM PDT by boatbums
RALEIGH By a single vote, the state House on Tuesday overrode the governor's veto of a bill intended to discourage abortions by requiring women to wait 24 hours, receive counseling and be shown an ultrasound before the operation can take place.
Lawmakers on both sides of the issue once again brought impassioned arguments to the floor. But none were as startling as Rep. Ruth Samuelson's debate-ending disclosure that she had once been raped. The Mecklenburg County Republican was responding to some Democrats who argued that the bill would traumatize rape victims and in effect give rapists parental rights.
"Respecting her choice is traumatic and victimizing?" she said. "I'll tell you what's traumatic and victimizing."
Samuelson's remarks came at the conclusion of a lengthy debate, and she immediately moved to vote on the bill. When the override succeeded, pro-life supporters in the gallery broke into applause, and were gaveled to order by Speaker Thom Tillis.
Samuelson couldn't be reached late Tuesday. In May she told the Observer the measure would make sure a rape victim "had the information she needs so she doesn't later feel traumatized because she didn't understand what she was doing."
Exactly, I often ask people who support abortion in cases of rape if they also think the children of men who commit murder, armed robbery and arson deserve to be executed.
You don’t have a clue what you’re talking about. I would advise you to shut the hell up and stay off of this thread hereafter because you are not just wrong, you’re spewing outright lies!
A wonderful young woman and family. I will pray for them. I believe that every day she looks into the face of her child, instead of anger or fear, she feels utter joy and gratitude towards God for bringing such a blessing to her life.
In this case, piling on is a GOOD thing. ;o)
Is that precious baby here yet? May God reward this woman with blessings beyond measure for choosing life for this child. Prayers for all involved.
Sorry I didn’t read carefully. What an awesome story. The child will always be a blessing. Thanks for sharing.
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Right, and abortion destroys the limitless human potential which a blameless baby represents.
It is an amazing thing that something so wonderful can come from such a horrible crime.
For instance, I have heard that Beethoven may have been a child of rape.
A baby, with all of its potential, is a wondrous thing, and to callously kill it, before it even has a chance to be born, will always be a crime, in my humble opinion.
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