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|Subject: Lets get real about abortions||Date: 10/29/2012 8:48 AM|
|Author: Beridian||Number: 411690 of 449573|
David Frum, CNN Contributor, makes a profound point that I have never really thought about:
"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?"
I can just hear the republican pigs shrieking and squealing all the way back to their sty at the thought of such a concept.
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