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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:50 PM

Little Ricky: Always Look On the Bright Side of Rape

Last Friday, CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Santorum to clarify his reasoning behind such a callous position. Insisting that “it’s not a matter of religious values,” Santorum explained that sexual assault victims should “accept this horribly created” pregnancy because it is “nevertheless a gift in a very broken way” and that, when it comes down to it, a victim just has “to make the best out of a bad situation“:

SANTORUM: Well, you can make the argument that if she doesn’t have this baby, if she kills her child, that that, too, could ruin her life. And this is not an easy choice. I understand that. As horrible as the way that that son or daughter and son was created, it still is her child. And whether she has that child or doesn’t, it will always be her child. And she will always know that. And so to embrace her and to love her and to support her and get her through this very difficult time, I’ve always, you know, I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you. As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life. We have horrible things happen. I can’t think of anything more horrible. But, nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation.

More:
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/01/23/409242/santorum-to-rape-victims-make-the-best-out-of-a-bad-situation/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:53 PM

1. I'm not going to type what I'm thinking.

But I'm thinking it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:53 PM

2. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade


And when life gives you semen, ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:57 PM

3. Bleahhhh.

What a nasty piece of work!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:57 PM

4. little ricky is just embracing Satan

because he is a Satan Crusader

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:58 PM

5. ah, republicans. always looking out for rapists' rights.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:58 PM

6. Given that no one knows for sure if it is Nurture or Nature and this could be a violent psychopath.

No way Rick. And that risk is not really something that should be just adopted out to someone unsuspecting, either.

You have a beautiful family, but you were blessed with the means to take care of them comfortably. Don't judge others by your circumstances.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:01 PM

7. Seems like Piers Morgan missed a terrific opportunity

What if the rape doesn't result in pregnancy? What if, for example, Rick Santorum was raped? How would he go about accepting what God had given to him? I hope Mr. Santorum wouldn't be so churlish and ungrateful as to press charges against his rapist, because that sure wouldn't be the right approach.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:01 PM

8. I would never wish rape on anybody. It's frustrating when compassion comes only with experience.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:07 PM

9. And what if said pregnancy kills the woman?

 

Should she be grateful that not only was she raped, but that her body can't endure pregnancy due to health reasons and be glad that she is dying, too?

Oh gee, I guess a woman should not only be grateful that she is raped, she should be grateful that she is murdered, too. Her whole family should hold a celebration in that case.

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:13 PM

11. But shouldn't the rapist then get to rape the baby also?

 

Why should only one of them get the gift, they both helped make it

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