Politics Rape is Terrible…
posted by June 19 at 9:08 AMon
…but abortion is soooooo much worse.
Sen. Sam Brownback, campaigning for president on Saturday before the National Catholic Men’s Conference, questioned whether rape victims should get abortions.
“Rape is terrible. Rape is awful. Is it made any better by killing an innocent child? Does it solve the problem for the woman that’s been raped?” the Kansas Republican asked at the St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers gathering.
“We need to protect innocent life. Period,” Brownback said, bringing the crowd of about 500 to its feet.
Brownback also talked about keeping marriage between a man and a woman, saying nations that have allowed same-sex marriages were engaging in bad social experiments, with bad results. He also encouraged married couples to stay together, saying studies have shown that if couples weather hard times for five years, their marriages tend to last. After five years, “people are happier than those who have had a divorce,” Brownback said.
It was not clear what research he was citing.
Hm. I wonder how Brownback would feel if one of his daughters were raped and forced to bear a rapist’s child?