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Mon Oct 29, 2012, 11:59 AM

Frum: Let's get real about abortions

When Richard Mourdock delivered his notorious answer about rape and abortion, I was sorry that the debate moderator failed to follow up with the next question:

"OK, Mr. Mourdock, you say your principles require a raped woman to carry the rapist's child to term. That's a heavy burden to impose on someone. What would you do for her in return? Would you pay her medical expenses? Compensate her for time lost to work? Would you pay for the child's upbringing? College education?

"If a woman has her credit card stolen, her maximum liability under federal law is $50. Yet on your theory, if she is raped, she must endure not only the trauma of assault, but also accept economic costs of potentially many thousands of dollars. Must that burden also fall on her alone? When we used to draft men into the Army, we gave them veterans' benefits afterward. If the state now intends to conscript women into involuntary childbearing, surely those women deserve at least an equally generous deal?"

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/29/opinion/frum-abortion-reality/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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Interesting argument for choice geared toward the Republican mindset (money).

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SunSeeker Oct 2012 OP
EC Oct 2012 #1
LovePeacock Oct 2012 #2
Tikki Oct 2012 #3
Indykatie Oct 2012 #4
hifiguy Oct 2012 #5
Freddie Oct 2012 #6
LeftInTX Oct 2012 #7
duhneece Oct 2012 #8

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:09 PM

1. veiwpoint of a Republican

making a valid argument...finally. I wonder if they would also guarantee the woman would never have to see or allow visiting rights to the father? Would they allow birth records to be sealed or fathers name listed as unknown, so the father would never even know? Lots of areas for Mourdock to answer to, if rape babies being a gift from his God would be his decree.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:11 PM

2. But if they stop spewing about abortion, it'll get rid of one of those social issues they exploit.

 

They'll be down to hating gays and minorities.

God knows they have so few ideas to begin with. They'll never stop about abortion.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:16 PM

3. But, but,but,but....it's a gift..

..and be sure to send a thank you note...



Tikki

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:21 PM

4. Problem is Repubs are Not Pro Child Just Pro Fetus

Once the baby gets here you are on your own. This has always made their "pro-life" stance hypocritical in my view.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:23 PM

5. Another example of why Frum has been

kicked to the curb by the baggers and their enablers.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:31 PM

6. Frum is a Republican?

This makes far too much sense.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:43 PM

7. What would a fiscally conservative SCOTUS do?


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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 04:58 PM

8. Interesting for sure nt

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