Live-Blogging Election 2012: The Candidates Who Made Rape a Campaign Issue

Rape is not a subject that should be discussed flippantly or lightly.  It shouldn’t be down-played.  It shouldn’t be brushed off.

And yet, in the last few months we have seen a lot of crap being espoused from (mostly) men from (mostly) the right.  It is inexcusable, and we shouldn’t stand for it.

What with it being election day and all, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and relive these horrifying moments in GOP rhetoric.  I have decided to use intentionally unflattering pictures of them so they learn their lesson: You denigrate my gender, you get unflattering pictures of you posted on blogs you probably don’t read.  (Booyah.) [Read more...]

Republican Candidate John Koster Opposes Abortion in Instances of ‘the Rape Thing’

I thought Republicans had gotten the memo: When someone asks you about abortion, just pretend that you don’t speak-a the Eenglish and walk away.

Congressional candidate John Koster (R-WA) didn’t get the message. When asked earlier today if he support abortion in any cases, Koster said he would if the life of a woman was in danger…

… but not when it came to “the rape thing“: [Read more...]

She Left the ‘Pro-Life Movement’ and Now She Explains Why

Libby Anne has an amazing post about how she went from being a part of the pro-life movement to someone who passionately opposes it, and she explains how she made that transition in a powerful way that may appeal to a lot of people who are currently on the fence about the abortion issue: [Read more...]

This Is Pretty Frightening…

(via Mike Luckovich) [Read more...]

Christianity Today: It’s Disrespectful Not to Tell Rape Victims About the ‘Redeeming Power of God’

On Tuesday night, Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock said in a debate for Senate candidates that women who get raped and become pregnant from it are just a part of God’s plan. [Read more...]