In yet another bizarre statement from a Republican lawmaker, U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (from Indiana) said recently that “I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Believe it or not, though, the GOP nominee for President, Mitt Romney, has actually had the nerve to recently star in a campaign commercial for Murdock. Wow! Sensing an opportunity, the Democratic party “wasted no time linking GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to Mourdock. Earlier this week, Romney personally appeared in a TV ad for the Indiana state treasurer, offering his endorsement, stating that Mourdouck would be “the 51st vote to repeal government-run healthcare.” Ugh! I still can’t believe that Romney is so forcefully against Obamacare, especially since Obamacare is modeled after Romney’s own government-run healthcare system in Massachusetts. Click here to watch Romney’s commercial for Mourdock: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/23/mitt-romney-richard-mourdock-ad_n_2005188.html
Are you serious?!?!?! I hope this has you very concerned about the current crop of Republican candidates across the country. You might think that this is an isolated incident involving only Mr. Mourdock, but it surely is not. Take a look at what some other Republican candidates for office have said in this election cycle:
1. Rep. Todd Akin (running for U.S. Senate in Missouri) – He was asked his views on whether women who became pregnant due to rape should have the option of abortion. Here is his reply: “First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down”. Seriously?!?! So, he is saying that if a woman becomes pregnant after being raped, it wasn’t actually a legitimate rape? She wanted to be raped?!?! What?? His belief is so frustratingly idiotic, I don’t even know what to say. Is there such a thing as a fake rape? So…a female’s body has a way to prevent pregnancy if it’s a legitimate rape?
2. Rep. Joe Walsh (Illinois) – Unfortunately for me, this guy lives not too far from my house. I’ve seen so many commercials and heard so many sound bites both for and against his candidacy that I feel as though I know him very well. In a recent interview, Walsh had the nerve to say this about his view on abortion rights: “there should be no abortion exception for the “life of the mother” because “with modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance” in which a woman would actually die”. So…he says that there is NEVER a time when an abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother? Huh?? There have been THOUSANDS of instances around the world where an abortion was absolutely necessary to save the life of the mother. Need I say more? You all should know he is wrong on this one.
Now, let me end this post on a personal note. After reading this article, you might assume that I am in favor of abortion, no matter the situation. You would be wrong. If I were a woman, I truly believe that I would never be able to have an abortion myself (rape or not). It’s just not something that I could do. HOWEVER, I absolutely support the right of all females to be able to make this choice for themselves. Choosing to end a pregnancy is never an easy decision, no matter the situation. No one in this nation has the right to tell a woman what to do with her body, much less some fanatical politicians in Washington. Women should remember this when they go to the polls in a few weeks. Do you want a president who has said very publicly that he would help to overturn Roe v. Wade, or do you want a president who will let YOU decide what to do with your own body? The choice is very clear.