Sunday, January 29, 2012

Santorum: Pregnant Rape Victims Should Make The Best Of It

Interviewed by CNN's Piers Morgan, Rick Santorum stated that an impregnated rape victim should "just make the best out of a bad situation." A woman traumatized by this terrible violation should not have a choice, according to Santorum, regarding whether to carry the fetus to term. Even though Santorum insists that "it's not a matter of religious values," he speaks in terms of such values. While he has a right to his beliefs, he has no right to impose them on another–particularly a rape victim. Watch:



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 she 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.

2 comments:

Michael The Molar Maven said...

I am fully pro-choice. But Santorum's position is consistent as pro-life. The fetus is innocent. Making an exception for conception via rape or incest translates to a position of pro-punishment. If the women consented to sex, she MUST keep the child; if she was forced, she is allowed to abort. If I were pro-life I would agree totally with Santorum.

Jeff Tone said...

Michael: I understand the logic of what you're saying regarding Santorum's consistency. Applied to rape victims, however, his stance lacks both compassion and common sense.