Sharron Angle is making public a textbook psychotic position on the horrible matter of incestual rape that leads to a pregnancy. Digby Reports:
Sharron Angle has a plan for girls who are raped by their fathers and get pregnant. Force the little girl to have a child and then adopt both of them out to a new family!
Angle: I think that two wrongs don’t make a right. And I have been in the situation of counseling young girls, not 13 but 15, who have had very at risk, difficult pregnancies. And my counsel was to look for some alternatives, which they did. And they found that they had made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade. Well one girl in particular moved in with the adoptive parents of her child, and they both were adopted. Both of them grew up, one graduated from high school, the other had parents that loved her and she also graduated from high school. And I’ll tell you the little girl who was born from that very poor situation came to me when she was 13 and said ‘I know what you did thank you for saving my life.’ So it is meaningful to me to err on the side of life.
No word on what happened to the incest victim, but that’s really not something anyone should waste much time worrying about.
And anyway it just shows that God provides many good alternatives to abortion for for young girls who are raped by their fathers — perhaps we could just bend the rules a little bit and the little girl could marry her daddy so they could make a new family all their own.
That she leaves out the rape victim – aka the baby carrier (you know, the non-woman as per fellow Republican Christianist David Vitter) – is telling. Nuts like these really don’t give a shit about mothers. They aren’t anti-choice, they are anti-mother. And God help you if you become a mother against your will, or if becoming a mother poses serious health risks. Because they sure as hell won’t. At that point you cease to be a woman, cease to be a rape victim, and become an incubator.
Let’s put the positions of these religious nuts who advocate forcing raped girls to bear their father’s children into context. Consider the biblical story of Lot and his daughters. He offered them up to be raped by strangers, and later had offspring with them. Is this what religious conservative mean when they suggest using the Bible as a basis for law in our country?
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