Rick Santorum Says He'd Discourage Abortion If His Daughter Were Raped, Since Abortion Could Ruin Her Life

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Rick Santorum was recently asked how he would react if his daughter were raped. This was his answer:

"I would do what every father must do. Counsel your daughter to do the right thing. You can make the argument that if she doesn't have this baby, if she kills her child, that too could ruin her life. This is not an easy choice. I understand that. As horrible as the way that son or daughter was created, it still is her child."

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Let's all collectively pray for Rick Santorum's daughter, shall we? Even the atheists and agnostics among us. Pray to someone, anyone/anything. I think it's worth making an exception for the daughter of a man who seems both incredibly sure he knows what it would feel like to be pregnant with your rapist's child and equally sure that abortion is a sure-fire life-ruiner.

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gwendolyndot
gwendolyn.dot

I totally get where ya'll are coming from. But I am probably unlike most jezzies here - I don't give a damn about abortion. I don't know why it's an issue (oh, right, because politicians want to get into office and have to talk about things that are on voters' minds). Nonetheless, Santorum is not going to be the Republican candidiate. But in the end, people are going to get abortions whether it's legal or not. Also, if I have to have an opinion about it, I am pro-choice. The government has no right to tell us how to live our lives in any way whatsoever. But, I also wonder why abortion is necessary (minus if the mother's life is at risk, then I definitely am for it) when we have adoption. Even for rape, why can't the woman put the child up for adoption?