Here’s how I see Pro-Choice and Pro-Life:
Pro-Choice means we let women choose what medical procedures they wish to have and, unless we’re in that family, and part of that discussion, literally, we keep our noses out of it.
I’ve often said that if men were the ones who carried the babies there would be no discussion about abortion; it would be legal all day every day; but since it’s women and men like to control women … you get where I’m going.
Pro-Life: sure, these folks care about the unborn — even if these unborn could never survive outside the womb — but then the minute these children are birthed, it’s like, Who? What? Get ‘em off welfare! Pro-lifers seem to care more about unborn children than born children.
Now, let’s talk Mike Huckabee’s idea of Pro-Life: He believes that a 10-year-old Paraguayan girl who was raped by her step-father, should be forced to carry that child to term so that at age eleven she can do what, Mike? Get a job? Raise that kid on her own? Give it up for adoption? Give it to her mamma and step-father/baby daddy/rapist?
"Let's not compound a tragedy by taking yet another life. A 10-year-old girl being raped is horrible. But does it solve a problem by taking the life of an innocent child? And that's really the issue."
Except then Mike insinuates that this ten-year-old, and, in effect, all women who choose abortion because it is their right to do so, would feel guilty after having an abortion.
“When an abortion happens, there are two victims. One is the child; the other is that birth mother who often will go through extraordinary guilt years later when she begins to think through what happened -- with the baby, with her. And again, there are no easy answers here."
I agree, there are no easy answers, but when you take away choice, there are no answers at all. A child who was forcibly raped by a parent is forced to carry and give birth to her child, and to live with that for the rest of her life. A child who did not, could not, decide to have unprotected sex, but was forced into it. A child who has no idea what it means to parent, give birth, raise a child, but, in Huckabee’s world, will now do so because he wants it that way.
That now11-year old girl in Paraguay gave birth to her rapist‘s child recently because she was denied an abortion by Paraguay's authorities, where abortion is banned except in cases where the mother’s life is endangered.
I imagine you simply forget about the child and its mother and move on to your next protest …