I'm getting pretty tired of being blasted by this story. Do I think women should have the option to get abortions after rape? Maybe, but maybe not, considering all the other technology out there, like the morning after pill. Do I think that woman who've waited until like the 2nd or 3rd trimester should have a choice? No, I don't.
I'm getting really tired of the media just pretending that abortion without limits is like some fundamental right. And, it's pretty amusing how the Obama campaign is now pretty much saying, "Yeah, we don't have that much to offer, but you'd better vote for us or the other guys are gonna take abortions away!"
I agree with parts of this, and I don't do a lot of bra burning, but...
When Mourdock says something like this, it's very revealing. Like, okay. I'm totally against any sort of partial birth abortion unless it's a real life threatening medical emergency. I think that any woman who would want one is either profoundly stupid or possibly mentally damaged in some way. Any "doctor" who can perform one is a horrible evil monster.
I think potentially even limiting abortions to only the first months or so of pregnancy - before the mass of cells actually starts to vaguely resemble anything human - might be smart. Don't know. Just throwing it out there.
But like, the moment you say a woman who is raped can't have an abortion. And then you try to justify it, you've crossed a truly insane line morally. At that point, human beings aren't living breathing people to you. They're just intellectual abstractions to be discussed and judged in a way that serves you.
One of the biggest problems with society is how we looks at drug users like they're all Tyrone Biggums. How liberals look at gun owners like crazed lunatics just itching to kill someone. How conservatives view everyone who has trouble paying for healthcare like they're leeches who would be best disregarded by the system.
Explain to me how someone can view a fetus as more a human life than the woman who is both carrying the fetus and will then have to raise it. This is literally insane to me.
Mourdock is the kind of person who makes me wonder if the first amendment was a mistake.
Again, I agree with you in a lot of senses. The pro-choice side has kinda gone to a weird place. It's strange reading pro-choice news articles and opinion and noticing that the zygote/fetus/whatever is mentioned only in the most abstract terms if at all. The narratives surrounding Mourdock are all too convenient for them. Of course they're going to ride the story as hard as possible.
But people like Mourdock are legitimately evil.