SHOULD RAPE BE A MATTER OF CHOICE?
Using the arguments politicians so often use to justify their
unwillingness to legislate and criminalize abortion, one would be led to
think so. The popular expression is to say that "I am personally opposed to
abortion", but that "I shouldn`t
impose my morality or beliefs on others." Looking at this stand from another
point of view, I could just as reasonably state that "I am personally
opposed to RAPE sweeping this country and would not participate in such an
act, but I have no right to impose my
morality on others; rather the RAPIST should have the right to choose, and
this decision should be made between the RAPIST and his attorney."
And I could go on to say that those fanatical anti-RAPE groups are
using emotional pictures of aborted fetuses to dramatize their anti-choice
position. Most of them, you see, attend churches which hold similar views.
That makes this a religious issue and that`s a clear violation of separation
of church and state.
Also making RAPE illegal won`t stop all of the incidents, it will
only make criminals out of the RAPISTS. Therefore, the only alternative is
legalization. That`s why I support RAPE on demand. After all you can`t
Furthermore, during an election year, we must vote for those
pro-choice politicians who endorse permissive RAPE laws. With
liberalization, RAPE will become quick and efficient, performed out in the
open, under ideal conditions. Do we want to
ever return to the days of back-alley rape? Gimme a break!
Evidently, this silly rationalization of rape is farfetched. But it
serves to illustrate the illogical and incredibly stupid attitude of our
lawmakers where the regulation of pre-natal infanticide is concerned.
In those rare instances where pregnancy results from rape
intercourse, society singles out the innocent unborn child for execution and
misplaces on the fetus the anger which should be more appropriately directed
towards the rapist who committed the
monstrous crime. In most cases, the rape victim who has been aborted is then
abandoned, as if her need for care ended with the death of her child.
Do we punish other criminals by killing their children? Can a child
innocent of any crime be attacked and killed in a most painful fashion with
the attacker completely safe from being prosecuted? Isn`t it a twisted logic
that would kill an innocent
unborn baby for the sick behaviour of his or her father? It is the
assaillant who should be punished, not the innocent baby. Let`s keep the
focus on the victim, the baby who is being killed.
In Canada over 100,000 babies are aborted each year and less than 1%
of these abortions are done because of rape and incest. Those who promote
abortion rarely talk about the remaining 99%.
The life taken in an abortion belongs only to the baby, not to the
mother or anyone else. No person has the right to talk of compromising,
using the baby`s life.
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