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    Post Would you support a 'rape exception' to a government ban on elective abortions?

    Just like the title says.

    It's the year ???? and the anti-abortion movement has finally succeeded in banning elective abortions; making them illegal.

    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that 'personhood' begins at conception and that children while in the womb have a 14th Amendment right to their lives, due process and equal protection under the law.

    The Constitution remains as it is currently worded.

    Would you demand and support an exception to the ban for cases where a woman was raped and she becomes pregnant?
    Last edited by Chuz Life; 03-22-10 at 08:13 PM.

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    Re: Would you support a 'rape exception' to a government ban on elective abortions?

    Abortion is never going to be made illegal again. it's a nice fantasy, though.

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    Re: Would you support a 'rape exception' to a government ban on elective abortions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Abortion is never going to be made illegal again. it's a nice fantasy, though.
    It is fantasy for sure, but I don't think the question hinges on it. I see it more as a philosophical question based on a hypothetical situation. I suppose it is valid response to say the hypothetical in question is incredibly unlikely; but it's the zero solution for the philosophical question.
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    Re: Would you support a 'rape exception' to a government ban on elective abortions?

    I see no reason to further punish the lady who was raped, so yeah. In fact it should be allowed even if the rape was reported an untimely manner. Actual People > Potential People.
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    Question Re: Would you support a 'rape exception' to a government ban on elective abortions?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I see no reason to further punish the lady who was raped, so yeah. In fact it should be allowed even if the rape was reported an untimely manner. Actual People > Potential People.
    That said,... do you not agree that the longer the woman waits to report the rape (talking weeks not minutes here),... the more she 'consents' to the conditions of her pregnancy?

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    Re: Would you support a 'rape exception' to a government ban on elective abortions?

    Abortion is murder because it ends the life of another human being. Rape is no exception. The child can't help the fact that it was conceived through a horrible crime, but why should it also pay the ultimate price? Two wrongs don't make a right.

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    Re: Would you support a 'rape exception' to a government ban on elective abortions?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Abortion is murder because it ends the life of another human being. Rape is no exception. The child can't help the fact that it was conceived through a horrible crime, but why should it also pay the ultimate price? Two wrongs don't make a right.


    I appreciate your take on this one Digs.

    I hope you can appreciate mine (the differences between an invited pregnancy and one forced - and the right she has to defend herself)... or at least take the time to try and understand it.

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    Re: Would you support a 'rape exception' to a government ban on elective abortions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post


    I appreciate your take on this one Digs.

    I hope you can appreciate mine (the differences between an invited pregnancy and one forced - and the right she has to defend herself)... or at least take the time to try and understand it.

    --Chuz.
    It all depends on why we are against abortion, if it's because we believe the fetus has a right to life, then that right is universal regardless of the conception circumstances. I understand your take on things and I appreciate it, but I must disagree because I think even a baby conceived through rape has the right to be born.

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    Re: Would you support a 'rape exception' to a government ban on elective abortions?

    Presumably everyone who supports abortion rights would support such a thing, so you're basically asking abortion opponents if there should be a rape exception. Or am I missing something?
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    Re: Would you support a 'rape exception' to a government ban on elective abortions?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It all depends on why we are against abortion, if it's because we believe the fetus has a right to life, then that right is universal regardless of the conception circumstances. I understand your take on things and I appreciate it, but I must disagree because I think even a baby conceived through rape has the right to be born.
    Chuz is more of the "fetus as punishment for sluttishness" school of thought, himself.
    That's why he supports the rape exception.

    It's all pretty hypothetical anyway, since elective abortion will never be illegal.

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