I think I’ve got it now. If enough Republicans say enough ridiculous and offensive things about rape, then Mitt Romney’s position, which would radically reduce the rights of women to seek termination of pregnancy, might just look mainstream and moderate.
Romney’s position is anything but mainstream and it certainly isn’t moderate. If he got his way, abortion would be illegal except in cases of rape, incest and where the life of the mother is in danger.
The latest Republican to say something outrageous is none other than Romney’s own ultra conservative running mate, Paul Ryan, again pointed out by the Huffington Post, referred to rape as a method of conception.
He sucked up to his own constituency by saying:
I’m very proud of my pro life record and have always adopted the position that the method of conception doesn’t change the definition of life.
but then quickly added that Romney’s position is a “vast improvement on where we are right now.”
So that’s all right then. Unless of course he finds himself in the Oval Office if Romney is somehow incapacitated as President.
I am about as pro choice as they come, but friends of mine who don’t share that view and take a pro-life stance are equally shocked by such comments.
Let’s just hope that young girls growing up in the US don’t have the rights fought for by previous generations eroded by people who think that it’s fine to force a woman to carry her rapist’s baby, to give her no choice in the matter at all.
By the way, Scary Republicans Part 1 is here.