“No abortions, even in cases of rape and incest”

This is, unequivocally, one of the stupidest politicians I’ve ever heard.

You’d think that a rape and incest exception would be commonplace even for the most vehement opponents of abortion. But amazingly, I’ve heard this kind of thing defended by more than just a few anti-choicers I’ve talked to.

The argument pretty much boils down to: “Why would you punish the child for the crimes committed by a rapist?”

Asshole.

If you think that a woman who’s been raped and impregnated should be forced to endure labor, child rearing, and untold suffering against her will, then you’re demanding that the woman be punished for her attacker’s crimes, and if you really believe this, then I say you should officially forfeit the claim that your god makes you a moral human being. Because clearly you were skipped when he was handing out consciences.

No one is punishing children here. A clump of prenatal cells with no consciousness, feelings or memories is not “a child” by any stretch of a sane, reasonable person’s imagination. And the rights of a zygote do not supersede the rights of a full-grown human, especially one who’s a victim of incest or rape.

(via Atheist Media Blog)

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