Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Rape Pregnancies: "Something God Intended"

Ahhh Indiana, Hick capital of the Midwest.  Here we have our Republican candidate for the Senate showing the state for the backwards hick-infested pseudo-Christian cesspool that it is:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/23/richard-mourdock-abortion_n_2007482.html


 The guy who beat almost-centrist Senator Richard Lugar in the primary said "[life is a] gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."

Never trust a man with no lips
Logically, if everything is god-ordained, then yes this makes sense.  By the same token, god must intend millions of babies in Africa to die from malnutrition, dysentery, and war.  God also must have intended the people of the midwest to live in constant fear of tornados, since he smites whole cities he doesn't have very good aim to take out only the bad midwesterners.  And of course there are the pregnant women who died in "the Flood."  God wasn't against abortion then, was he?  Well, whatever God wants is just dandy by these people.

I think Salon sums it up exactly right:

Here’s why this is happening: The newer crop of Republican candidates and elected officials, are, more often than not, straight from the base. They’re less polished than their predecessors; they’re more ideologically pure. As a result, they’ve accidentally been letting the mask slip and showing what’s really at the core of the right-to-life movement.

For years, the movement has fought plausible charges that it is anti-woman by repackaging its abortion restrictions, in Orwellian fashion, as protections for women. They’ve done it so successfully that until recently, when so many alleged “gaffes” went viral, no one really noticed. What is the so-called Women’s Health Defense Act? A proposed ban on abortion before viability. What are “informed consent” laws purporting to give women all the information they need before having abortions? Forced ultrasounds, transvaginal, and some of them involving the forced viewing of the ultrasound, at the woman’s expense, under the stated supposition that she has no idea what’s growing inside her unless someone makes her look. (Never mind that 60 percent of women who have abortions have already given birth at least once.)

5 comments:

krissthesexyatheist said...

The dude , last nite, tried to bafck track and say the bad ol' 'that's not what I meant, what I meant was...'

As usual, you said it better than I. You're leading off todays round up, buddy.

Hope all is well-n-shit,

Kriss

Infidel753 said...

Surely this latest pronouncement from Merdique, I mean Mourdock, will be too much for even those "backward hicks" to stomach. One less Republican in the Senate!

Steven Carr said...

'Logically, if everything is god-ordained, then yes this makes sense.'

Yes it does.

If you believe in a god then you can't go around telling Jack, Joe and John that god planned them to be born, and then tell little Jimmy that god never planned for him to be born, because he was born as the result of a rape.

Infidel753 said...

They’re less polished than their predecessors; they’re more ideologically pure.

I think that means "less tainted by sanity". Teh crayzee is pure in these ones.

For years, the movement has fought plausible charges that it is anti-woman by repackaging its abortion restrictions, in Orwellian fashion, as protections for women.

And I don't believe this ever really worked, despite appearances. Sane people weren't fooled, they just ignored the anti-abortion crankery if they liked a Republican candidate for other reasons, because they assumed Roe v. Wade would always be there to protect the public from the worst of what these wackos might vote for. Now, with the possibility of Romney appointing three Supreme Court judges, we can no longer count on that.

LadyAtheist said...

I hope Mourdock is toast now but Indiana is an extension of Tennessee so who knows?