The anti-choice zealots at Personhood USA, who believe that a fertilized egg has more rights than the woman whose body produced the egg, have launched a new campaign called Save the 1 to eliminate rape exceptions in all abortion-related laws. My friend Robin Marty has their press release:
Following the widely publicized misstatements of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, Save the 1 has been created to equip politicians who hold to the 100% prolife position, educating them on the statistics and facts that support 100% abortion bans.
So they’re going to provide support for the “misstatements” of Akin and Mourdock. Wouldn’t that make them not misstatements?
Founder of Save the 1 and spokesperson for Personhood USA, attorney Rebecca Kiessling was conceived in rape and has become an outspoken advocate for others like her and for women, such as her mother, who have been raped.
Wrong. She’s an advocate for women who’ve been raped who choose to deliver the child. She wants to criminalize any other choice, which makes her the opposite of an advocate for any other woman. That’s the difference between the pro-choice and anti-choice positions. No one who is pro-choice would tell a woman who chooses to deliver a baby conceived by a rape that she’s doing something terribly wrong or try to prevent her from doing so. Only one side is trying to impose their own choices on everyone else.