There is no way to right a wrong by by adding another wrong to it. The child, conceived under such circumstances is just as valuable a life as any other. It is still a beautiful life which God can use to shape the future. If the mothers of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Fredrick Douglass had aborted their pregnancies because they were raped, three great leaders who have forever shaped our lives would be missing. Imagine life without Apple products or the freedoms minorities enjoy today? These men would have never lived to forever change our lives if their mothers had availed themselves of the open door Roe v. Wade gives today’s women.
Isn’t the child the decedent of the mother as well as rapist? There are so many options for the mother to consider beside abortion, the wanton killing of an innocent life. Adoption, care by the family or perhaps even keeping the child will cause less trauma in the mothers life than an abortion. There is no need to burden the state with his/her care. Many people would be happy to step up and care for the child.
Strange how topics that have nothing to do with the subject matter find themselves entering the arena! Never once have I advocated that a raped mother be killed, yet repeatedly it is stated that I am somehow not allowing the mother to have the same rights as the child– on the contrary. I am advocating equal rights for the child and mother and being a defense voice for the child who has no way of protecting him/herself.
To the root of the issue
Where do my beliefs stem from? God. All life is a gift from Him. While I follow many libertarian stands (fiscal, states rights, general liberties) I am firmly socially conservative.
What a thought!? God condoning abortion? This is not a time for jesting. Truly, this is not God’s justice. Quite the contrary:
“The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.” Deuteronomy 24:16
But to even voice such a thought shows how little one cares about the subject.
With that philosophical reasoning one could easily say:
“Who’s to say the Holocaust [wasn’t] God’s way of “taking away” undesirables?”
“Who’s to say that slavery [wasn’t] God’s way of “taking [care]” of Africans?”
What Is Truth?
Lastly when we see that the truth is coming out we begin to see some interesting tactics:
“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon” – Alinsky
Well, well, well…
Then as the Pro-Life battle is finished I am questioned as to my views on the death penalty, to which I answer truthfully:
Doubtless I never got a reply to this tweet:
Or did I?…
“The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” – Alinsky
Independent as I am I enjoy a discussion that is open and honest. Never did I incite piling of any kind, unless sharing the truth and my perspective which brought by-watchers rushing to the scene, many of whom agreed with my reasoning, is considered ‘piling.’
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” – Alinsky
The real show of desperation is a personal attack as illustrated in Rules for Radicals. Some consider people such myself rather private. Therefore when someone goes to attacks using information that it was necessary to dig up I find their tactics pathetic and irresponsible. When I defended such a person last fall from leftists who could be considered cyber-stalkers, no such information was considered relevant, but suddenly when there is a disagreement on a very controversial issue it becomes a very important factor! Also, why would someone who referred me as a ‘friend’ in a recent blogpost do this?
Maybe we did get to see some Alinsky, especially rules four, five, eleven and twelve…
If Ms. Brenner is all about unity and defeating the left’s message why was a blogpost written which was then sent out automatically to what the site states as over 18,000 people? Why do some moderates believe that these Republicans should be properly brought into the open and ridiculed? “Their position is too stringent, let’s show the world,” they say. Then we get a chance at having a Democrat fill their position next election. I’ve seen this happen repeatedly and it’s not usually the conservatives who do the ‘purging.’ Good conservatives fail in races because the RNC and other Republican committees will not support them because of their firm conservative values.
If it is not unity for me to question others on their beliefs, how is this somehow unifying?
“If these same people who believe President Obama is Muslim (which I do not) allowed his supposed religious beliefs to be implemented on a federal level, what then? At a state level, however, we can better control the legislation and the representatives are closer to the people. I am a conservative, despite the attacks that occurred on Twitter yesterday.”
Setting the record straight: my conservatarian stance on abortion, life – Sara Marie Brenner
My viewpoint of Barack Obama is irrelevant in this situation and I cannot recall discussing the issue with Ms. Brenner, yet she accuses me of believing this. I have addressed Obama’s siding with radical communists and Muslim extremists here and here, but saying I believe Obama is a Muslim is putting words in my mouth….the above could be considered libelous and is a play out of the mainstream media playbook.
If one is a conservative, act like it and get the job done by fighting the leftist media and leaving their tactics behind. Being partially pro-life is not a conservative stand. It is certainly not a conservative Republican stand. Is it pro-choice? That is debatable. Maybe best would be the way Ted Kennedy put it in a debate with Mitt Romney: Multiple Choice. Perhaps I should define myself as ‘Pro-birth’ in the future.
We need to cut through the politically correct fat and get down to the issues. Can we get along? Sure. We must, but criticizing someone’s position and escalating it as far as possible is not the direction I generally head. I enjoy a spirited Twitter debate, but I keep it to the interactive level and do not have a history of taking my arguments with conservatives to blogosphere or radio.