Here we go again. Another Republican candidate spouting off about what God intended about abortion.
Richard Mourdock from Indiana said this last night, ”The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother,” said Mourdock, the Tea Party-backed state treasurer. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
I’ve stopped beating my head against the wall long enough to write this. Another day, another Republican telling me what God intended. So, let’s face it guys, and I can call you all guys since it’s been guys who make all these extreme and wacky statements about abortion, God was a little wishy-washy about when life begins in the Bible – see previous posts. Some say God defined life at conception and others say God defined life at the moment of birth. Until the Big G shows up and tell us, the verdict is still out on this one.
Now I know most pro-life Republicans put conditions on the pro-life stance – abortion is only o.k. in times when the life of the mother is at risk. Simple question..why? If God intended that life begins at conception as you claim and life is a gift from God, why wouldn’t it also be God’s intention to take the life of the mother at that point? Is it, because you may lose some voters by saying in all cases even the case when the life of the mother is at risk? I don’t recall God calling this exception out in the Bible anywhere. If you are so bold as to claim you know what God intended as far as abortion and when life begins then show me proof where it says, “except in cases where the mother’s life is at risk.” I dare you.
Second, God interpreters also known as Republicans, who is to say that God didn’t intentionally put doctors on this earth to perform safe abortions? When a heart surgeon performs a successful heart surgery we comment about how the skills are a “gift from God”. Who is to say that God didn’t grant us the intelligence to perfect this procedure. Abortion has been around for hundreds of years. Many women died trying to get an illegal abortion. Maybe it is God’s will?
Third, if you are so concerned about the life of the mother and you outlaw abortion, what happens when women start dying again from having illegal abortions? What about the life of the mother then? Just because you outlaw abortion does not mean they will stop. We all know that abortions can be performed with a procedure termed as a “medical abortion”. No people this is NOT the same as the morning after pill. These pills can be obtained by some shady sites on the internet. What’s to stop women from ordering this unregulated pills from the internet and performing illegal abortions in the privacy of their own home without a doctor’s supervision? Women will die. Mark my words. If the life of women comes before all else all in this Republican pro-life debate, what about in this scenario? Will safe abortions become legal again if there are enough deaths resulting from illegal abortions?
Oh and by the way, one thing God was crystal freaking clear on was adultery -
Exodus 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery.”
Deuteronomy 22:22 “If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die.“
Leviticus 20:10 “If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife–with the wife of his neighbor–both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.“
I think this applies to people like Newt Gingrich and if memory serves he was campaigning for Akin. If we are so sure of God’s intent, let’s not forget this one. Akin, why are you o.k. with an endorsement from Gingrich if you and other extreme Pro-Life Republicans are so sure of God’s intent? Is it just selective following of God’s intent?
Oh well, silly me. I guess I’m just not as religious as you guys.