So the post got one comment. From someone who goes by "LG" -- an episodic commenter on this blog whose comments are often so polemic that they end up in the little blogger trash can. But it's been a tough week. And my last gay nerve was gotten upon. And so I decided to post her comment. And then I decided to respond to her comment. And THEN I decided to elevate the whole enchilada from a comment thread to a blog post.
So here you go: [a] what it takes to get on my last gay nerve ... LG's comment:
He said, that the child is a blessing from God. (not the rape-- obviously.)Rape (of men or women) is a horrible crime of violence, punishable by many years in prison.... and [b] what it looks like when it happens! (my response)
Of Women who are rape victims, less than 2-3% become pregnant. Of those that become pregnant by a Rapist, 15-25% choose to abort the baby. However, in the general population of women, unplanned pregnancies are aborted at 50+%.
I wonder why this is? Do you think its because, they don't want a 2nd act of violence against their own body? The vast majority of rape victims choose to raise their own child. Of the women that do abort the rapist's child, a percentage of them, regret their decision
LG ... as you have no doubt noticed I delete more of your comments than I post up.
I am making an exception today in the hopes of using your unrepentant ignorance as a teachable moment. I will use very short words in very clear sentences. Please try to follow along:
Richard Mourdock said a pregnancy resulting from a rape was "what God intended."
Not only does Mr. Mourdock presume to know the mind of God -- he will presume to use the power of his office -- if elected -- to inflict his understanding of what God intends on a woman pregnant as the result of a rape by taking away her right to choose whether to continue or to end the pregnancy.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to research your statistics because they are utterly irrelevant to the case in point.
Whatever percentage of women choose to do what -- and for whatever reason -- when faced with a pregnancy resulting from rape IT IS THEIR CHOICE.
Let me repeat that part.
IT. IS. THEIR. CHOICE.
Not Mr. Mourdock's
Not the White House.
Who was raped
And is pregnant.
It is HER choice.
You can have any opinion on that choice you choose to have just as you can have any opinion on what God intends about just about everything.
What you cannot have is permission to write your opinion -- your theology -- into our Constitution.
And neither can Mr. Mourdock.
And THAT ... my unrepentantly ignorant friend ... is precisely the point which you persistently insist on remaining ignorant about.
Adjective: Lacking knowledge or awareness
Here endeth the response to your comment. Time to move along.