Somebody made a comment on a recent post of mine where I mentioned abortion. I know this is a super controversial topic, but I've noticed that I can sometimes post about really controversial stuff and nobody seems to care, whereas I'll say something about rice and get 200 comments.
Anyway, my statement was mostly that I think the Republican party's platform that abortion should be illegal except in the case of rape and incest is total bullshit. Completely hypocritical.
If you think abortion should always be okay, fine.
If you think abortion should never be okay, fine.
If you think abortion should be okay after a certain number of weeks or that some procedure is inhumane (even if that procedure is actually the safest for the mom), well, okay.
But I just can't understand how anyone could say with a straight face that they think abortion illegal except in the case of rape and incest. If you think it's murder, then it's ALWAYS murder. Do you really think that fetuses conceived through rape or incest have less of a right to live than those conceived by two stupid teenagers who never heard of a condom?
Okay, maybe you could argue that a girl who was raped went through some horrible trauma and she shouldn't have to relive nine months of the results of that trauma. And you know what? I totally agree. But I also think that a teenage girl who has consensual sex with protection and that protection fails shouldn't have her entire life ripped apart. There are tons of women who make responsible choices and still get pregnant.
To me, the Republican platform is about punishing women for choosing to having sex. It's not about saving poor little babies from being killed. If you are the child of rape, I still think your life is as valid as mine, so I don't know why that shouldn't apply prenatally.