Carson Against Rape Exception for Abortion

Carson Against Rape Exception for Abortion October 26, 2015

Credit: Michael Vadon
Credit: Michael Vadon
Continuing its incredibly successful campaign to reach out to female voters, one of the leading Republicans running for president has come out against a rape exception for abortion. Ben Carson thinks women who are raped should be forced to carry, deliver and raise the child of their rapist, a position that is wildly unpopular with everyone other than the most zealous anti-choice people, and especially with women voters.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Sunday that believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and that women should not be allowed to have abortions even in the case of rape or incest.

“The mother should not believe that the baby is her enemy and should not be looking to terminate the baby,” Carson opined to NBC host Chuck Todd. “We’ve allowed purveyors of division to think that baby is their enemy and they have a right to kill it. Can you see how perverted that line of thinking is?”

An utterly inhumane and absolutely cruel position, one that ignores the overwhelming negative effects on the woman being forced, against her will, to carry her rapist’s child. And such an easy position for a man to take when they’ll never have to face such a horrible reality. As if being raped isn’t bad enough. And true to form, Carson also makes yet another offensive and ridiculous comparison.

When it came to the rights of women, Carson insisted that they should not have the legal choice to terminate unwanted pregnancies.

“Think about this. During slavery — and I know that one of those words you’re not supposed to say — but I’m saying it,” Carson said. “During slavery, a lot of the slave owners thought they had the right to do whatever they wanted to that slave, anything that they chose to do. And what if the abolitionists had said, ‘You know, I don’t believe in slavery, I think it’s wrong. But you guys do whatever you want to do.’ Where would we be?”

Yeah, those things are exactly alike. A woman who doesn’t want to deliver her rapist’s child is just like a slaveowner, Ben. What, no Nazi comparison this time, you sick fuck?

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