Skip to comments.Ron Paul Tells CNN’s Piers Morgan Only “Honest Rape” Warrants An Abortion. (Honest Rape?)
Posted on 02/05/2012 6:59:20 PM PST by mnehringEdited on 02/05/2012 7:06:55 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
During an appearance on CNNs Piers Morgan, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul was asked whether as a man with daughters and granddaughters, Rep. Paul (R-TX) thinks that abortion is warranted if a woman has been impregnated by a rapist.
If its an honest rape, Paul replied, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room, I would give them a shot of estrogen. He claimed, however, that if a woman is seven months pregnant and says that she was raped, Its a little bit of a different story. Source
Bump to read the rest the comments later.
It is an assumption based on ignorance that women who are victims of rape automatically want to abort - should they conceive.
“Want” doesn’t really come into it. If abortion is outlawed, the exception will be there. I don’t believe there is a sitting G.O.P. congress-critter that would support a no-exception ban on abortion....but I admittedly don’t know everyone of their feelings on the issue.
Honest rape to me would be one reports to the police immediately after it happened not something someone dreamed up 2 months afterwards to get an abortion....
There are rules and ratings for rape, now? Are there officials and a hall of fame? So if your rape doesn’t hold up to the parameters for honest rape, what happens to you? Five yard penalty? Penalty box minutes? Draw a card from Community Chest?
You may be right. But, that only makes the majority of American voters wrong. The U.S. Supreme Court has said that the rapist cannot be given the death penalty. Yet, an innocent unborn child that was conceived in rape can be executed? That’s insanity! Furthermore, it’s not pro-life.
So, you are pro-abortion, depending on the circumstances? In some situations, you believe it is ok to kill an innocent unborn child?
actually I understand what he meant
some “sex in progress” rape laws are crazy
as is the claim that if only rape and incest or LIFE of mother were allowed
then a lot of women would claim rape or uncle..if it suited them
i am sure no Paul fan but if this is what he meant...I get it
Is it better or worse than enslaving a rape victim?
It’s clear from the whole paragraph in the article (which you could have posted) what he meant - that if the allegation is credible, he would conduct an abortion. If it is not credible - the example he gives is a woman coming in 7 months pregnant and claiming she was raped - then he wouldn’t. This is just a fluff story for the Ron Paul haters out there.
Nine months vs. eternity...
First choice Obama,(D) -baby killer?
Second choice Romney,(R) -baby killer?
Third choice Paul,(I) -baby killer?
Sadly, doesn’t look good for children.
Santorum and Gingrich!!! Our only hope!?
Go Rick!!!! and Go Newt!!!
Is it Whoopie Goldberg’s ‘rape-rape’?:)
Since there is no statute of limitation on the crime of murder, would all of you be willing to prosecute those women in your family who received abortions? Have you ever accused said family members of being murderesses? I know a devout Catholic woman who, in a discussion, related that her younger sister had an abortion when she was much younger. It came as a surprise to me. I asked her, point blank, do you consider her a murderer? She looked at me and said, “ I never thought about it.” It was shortly thereafter that I was not welcome in her house.
At the same time we could have error ~ after all, we are going to execute the rapist so we certainly don't want to get the wrong guy.
We already have very high standards when it comes to capital crimes. So, let's say "they" (Officialdom or whoever) goes ahead and kills the baby ~ and ends up not able to prove that a rape occurred, or that the accused rapist is the real rapist.
We turn the guy loose, and he moves back in with the woman.
I doubt we want a system like that which rewards duplicity.
Only way around the problem as I see it is that we have to let the rape case play out to the fullest even if it goes beyond 9 months ~ and simply forestall abortion until that rape case is finished.
At that point we might substitute infanticide for abortion to get the same result ~ that is ~ no baby.
I am sure there are those who would love that ~ most likely the people who demand the continued high maintenance of the most exacting standards in capital cases.
The conclusion is that with abortion prohibited EXCEPT FOR the rules for EXCEPT FOR will need to avoid tracking down people in their 40s to kill them because some TV show did a "cold case", and we will also need to avoid letting the anti-execution people get involved.
Maybe we could disenfranchise them entirely. Remember, the EXCEPTION is saying that rape is a serious enough crime that we can execute the baby, and that right there certainly justifies, at a minimum, the execution of the rapist, even more so if we begin engaging in legal post partem abortions!
For a good debate you have to assume the USSC can be somehow kept out of the picture ~
Sharia allows the child to be born, and then, at weening, the woman is taken out and killed.
Unless she has four witnesses to the rape.
Paul and “Paulter” ~