Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sharrontology & Choice: She Wants You to Have None

I hinted at this yesterday, but let's take another look at just what Sharrontology Obtuse Angle believes on women's reproductive health.

There's anti-abortion, and then there's Nevada Senatorial candidate Sharron Angle: "Angle’s hard line on abortion in cases of rape and incest is even more terrifying. When asked by conservative radio talk host Bill Manders whether she would support banning abortion even in cases of rape or incest Angle said there was no acceptable reason for an abortion because "God has a plan." Manders: Is there any reason at all for an abortion?
Angle: Not in my book.
Manders: So, in other words, rape and incest would not be something?
Angle: You know, I’m a Christian and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things." [Bill Manders Show, link/source]

It's a bit confusing just how the Almighty is supposed to "intercede" in this situation - prevent the rape? prevent the incest? Is the rape or incest victim simply to follow the Victorian honeymoon advice and "close her eyes and think of England?"

Good question, DB. Let's see if Jon Ralston asks her this tonight after all her weeks spent ditching the press.

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