Rape Victims Can Do WHATEVER They Want With THEIR Own Bodies

“Look on the bright side: Since you’re pregnant, it means that horrific rape you experienced wasn’t even legitimate!”

This past weekend I was having a lot of politically-motivated debates with my friends here [In Canada], in the U.S. and even back home in Barbados. We were trying to analyze why the conservative party in the United States seems to so much more vile, inane, hateful and anti-intellectual than any other conservative movement in other leading countries. It was hard to zero in on an all-encompassing answer, but we all could agree that the conservative movement REALLY needed to be hi-jacked away from the NUTS, by the few smart people left in that party before they do irreparable damage – and then Todd Akin opened his big, ignorant, good-for-sh*t-all mouth.

For those who don’t know Todd Akin and have not heard his recent comments, allow me to bring you up to speed. In an interview with KTVI-TV on Sunday, the GOP Senate nominee was asked if he supported abortion in the case of rape – and he said THIS:

So essentially his argument is this: ‘If a woman gets violently raped, has her safety and security stripped from her, and is beaten, maimed and intrusively invaded in the most private of ways, we need to look out for the REAL victim in this whole thing – her unborn, undeveloped embryo.’

Emotional manipulation at it’s finest…

Got it.

Well, allow me to proffer another possible solution to that ignorant, despicable and abhorrent garbage: How about we promote the ideology that rape victims can do WHATEVER the HELL they want with their own bodies, prior to, and especially AFTER, they have been savagely attacked.

I already don’t really care what anyone’s stance is on being pro-choice and pro-life, but to make that a relevant and important matter directly after a woman has been raped is the height of DOUCHE-BAGGERY. The whole “let’s look at rape as LEMONS and rape-babies as LEMONADE” theory is disgusting and flat-out F*^KED UP.

And the idea that pregnancy is some small feat that a woman simply must take some time out of her day to endure is to compare pregnancy to a F*^KING route-canal. Pregnancy is a LIFE-ALTERING change filled with some unpleasant moments, but what makes those moments cute, funny and memorable is the fact that she is either A) going through those ups-and-downs with the person she loves, or b) is happy to be bringing that life into the world. If a woman is forcibly penetrated and impregnated, chances are she is devoid of EITHER scenario, making the pregnancy nothing more than a constant replay of her terrifying and violating sexual-assault. Therefore, if she CHOOSES to abort her pregnancy for HER own sake, how the hell can ANY of us criticize her for that, when only SHE has to live through it?

It’s very easy to say a woman should just carry a baby after she’s raped, but it’s an entirely different story when you take a peak into her life and analyze it’s condition BEFORE the rape. How many women are waiting for marriage before they have kids, or are too busy with their professional and scholastic lives to focus on children? How many women have already found the man they want to have kids with, but are waiting for the right moment? How many women already have children they need to take care of, possibly on their own? How many women have so much going on in their lives that a pregnancy would do nothing but set them back in more ways than one?

THESE are the true VICTIMS of rapeNOT embryos passed along by a piece of sh*t rapist.

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.

97 Comments

  1. lincolnanthonyblades

    08/20/2012 at 2:28 AM

    Ladies & Gentlemen, Do YOU Believe That Rape Victims Should Be FORCED To Have Their Babies When Impregnated During The Assault, Or Should They Be Allowed To Abort Them?

    • GirlSixx

      08/20/2012 at 11:32 AM

      I feel any women should be allowed to have a abortion for whatever reason she deems necessary ESPECIALLY if she gets pregnant due to rape.

      Why is the government trying so hard to police our wombs??!!

      • lincolnanthonyblades

        08/20/2012 at 11:56 AM

        That's What I've Been Wondering For So Long Throughout This Election Year.

      • The Advocate

        08/20/2012 at 12:08 PM

        Maybe because some of us appreciate the life of children and hate seeing how so many women treat their wombs like a tomb!

        • NurseJilly

          08/20/2012 at 3:20 PM

          No one is questioning whether or not these women appreciate the "life of children" here. Can you really say that a pregnancy created from a rape is not a valid reason for a woman to have an abortion?? I'm not referring to women who use abortions as birth control, this is about women who have been violated in the worst way possible and you want to strip them of their right to choose whether or not to have that baby??

          • The Advocate

            08/20/2012 at 4:28 PM

            I don't believe there is ever a valid reason to murder a baby. It's unfortunate the mother was raped, but why double down on the tragedy?

          • iamkeishabrown

            08/20/2012 at 4:37 PM

            because NOTHING is worse than bringing a child into the world that you DONT want. and is going to be a DAILY reminder not of love or a mistake but of a CRIME.

            that child doesn't deserve to be looked at/treated with scorn.

            and yes, she can put the baby up for adoption, but since adoption in North America is harder than in other countries – that child is not guaranteed a better life.

          • NurseJilly

            08/20/2012 at 4:44 PM

            Well said!!

          • The Advocate

            08/20/2012 at 5:15 PM

            Adoption for babies a guarantee over death. How is that hard to understand?

          • NurseJilly

            08/20/2012 at 4:45 PM

            I'd be willing to bet you have never been the victim of a sexual assault leading to pregnancy. Until you are you can't say what you would do.

          • The Advocate

            08/20/2012 at 5:15 PM

            I know the only person I would consider murdering is the person who raped me!

          • lincolnanthonyblades

            08/20/2012 at 7:05 PM

            Once Again, by Your Definition Of A Baby, Men Are Committing Genocide Every Time They Masturbate. If You REALLY Wanna Get Technical, Life Starts From The Sperm Swimming Around A Man's Sack.

          • Katherine Steele

            09/05/2013 at 2:25 AM

            You say that while ignoring that a woman's egg contains XX while a man's sperm only contains XY. Both are needed. Besides, life is everywhere on the earth, you could technically declare that life begins and ends all the time but that's not important here. What's important here is whether women can have bodily autonomy, which should be fucking obvious. The Advocate doesn't support women having the right to their own bodies. The real issue here is also supporting and end to rape and inicest. But no, let's focus on whether women should have the right to bodily autonomy after being physically violated by a rapists instead of letting them have autonomy while trying to end rape.

    • iluvwhoiluv

      08/21/2012 at 12:39 PM

      Why does the government need to always get involved in what a woman does with her body? I'm so sick of the shit; why don't they concern themselves with more important matters–the deficit, unemployment numbers, jobs, high cost of gas, energy crises, poverty/homelessness, murders…there are so many other issues that need assistance. But they are worried about what rape victims are doing with their unborn seeds? Now, my stance is this–that child serves as a reminder of what happened to her. If the best way she can deal with the pain is to abort the child, then I'm not going to hate on her or pass judgment. I'm not going to hate on any woman who decides she wants to have an abortion. I feel like she should have the right. Just because I feel like she has the right doesn't mean I'm "pro-abortion". It means I'm "pro choice" and just like I want to stay the fcuk out of what other women are deciding to do with their bodies, the government, especially these rich, white, conservative, don't know shit about what the hell is going on in the real world ignorant m—a fcuk, need to stay the fcuk out of it, too!

      Wish I could put a steel pike up Akin's bum….legitimize that, stupid piece of poo!

    • GUEST

      03/25/2013 at 10:46 PM

      ALLOWED TO DO AS THEY – CAN. Only the woman herself knows if she can have this child and NOT take out her frustrations on it. She knows if her family members will not accept it. Only the woman knows if she will resist the urge to hit, slap, choke and abuse the child every day because she is destroyed mentally. Only she knows if her neighbors will punish and isolate this person. Only the woman knows if she is POSITIVE the child will not grow up to be a WORSE RAPIST then the father. Politicians DON'T KNOW, some religious lady at the abortion clinic DOESN'T KNOW, the priest DOESN'T KNOW.

  2. petersburgh

    08/20/2012 at 6:27 AM

    I honestly believe they should be allowed to do what they decide to do the same way others who haven't been rape are. I hear all of this talk of abortion being illegal but it's so rampant I couldn't tell you if it is or not. It's true a lot of good men and women are the children of some rapist but at the same time, their mothers chose to bring them into this world. I'm not a woman so I can't necessarily understand the idea of pregnancy and or bearing a child after being rape but I think I would leave that to the discretion of the woman.

    As for that idiot, I wonder if back in the day any of his female relatives of wife got raped, if he would be singing the same tune. Leave the decision to the woman cause you can't imagine how it feels. I've never heard of an egg rejecting semen because of it's origin but I guess I will have to research that or someone you reads this will enlighten me.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/20/2012 at 11:29 AM

      Don't Waste Your Time Researching That, Leave The Anti-Intellectualism To Idiots Like Tood Akin.

  3. mena

    08/20/2012 at 7:22 AM

    Men will never fully grasp the concept that on any given day or time, you could possibly be sexually victimized just for having a penis. And because of this, men will never be able to fully appreciate and sympathize with the emotional damage and scarring that comes bc of rape AND a pregnancy that may follow. I don't blame men for having these backward views but I am upset by the women who share them.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/20/2012 at 11:31 AM

      Don't Pigeonhole All Men Tho. This Is More Of An Intellectual Issue Than A Gender Issue.

      • NurseJilly

        08/20/2012 at 11:51 AM

        Agreed!! This is an opinion that I don't think as many men would cosign as we may think.

        • lincolnanthonyblades

          08/20/2012 at 11:58 AM

          We Also Need To Not Make Women Out To Be The ONLY Victims Of Rape. Male Rape Isn't Nearly As Prevalent As Female Rape, But There Are Some Men Who Can Sympathize First-Hand With Being Sexually Assaulted.

          • mena

            08/20/2012 at 12:06 PM

            Still, men won't face rape at the same rate that women will.

          • Abu Husain

            08/20/2012 at 1:25 PM

            But it still happens to them and instead of being looked at as victims of a horrible crime, they are mocked and ridiculed.

          • mena

            08/20/2012 at 1:49 PM

            Lincoln posted something about this a few weeks ago. Again, i am not saying that it doesn't happen to men but look at the way girls are raised. We are taught from day one on how to dress, cross your legs, don't be too flirty, always be on your guard, etc. Little boys aren't taught that b/c the assumption is that the way a girl acts creates unwanted attention. Sad, yet true.

          • lincolnanthonyblades

            08/20/2012 at 7:06 PM

            I Don't Think We Should Differentiate Rape Victims By Any Means, Including Gender, When We Discuss Who Has It Harder.

          • iluvwhoiluv

            08/21/2012 at 12:43 PM

            Yes, that is true, linc. But I feel like there is some sort of war being placed on women. The government wants to control everything, from our access to birth control, cancer screenings, preventive care to having a baby and what we do with the baby–via naturally or if one is a victim of rape. Are women really that much of a threat?

          • mena

            08/21/2012 at 2:09 PM

            No one is talking about who has it harder….no actually, men don't live with the same fear the women have when it comes to rape. Just like i don't understand where black men are coming from when it comes to being pulled over by the police for driving while a black man. Everyone can get raped but the fact remains that men and women look at safety totally differently. Can we not agree on that point?

          • iamkeishabrown

            08/20/2012 at 4:38 PM

            Male rape does happen, but the consequences (pregnancy) are not the same.

      • mena

        08/20/2012 at 12:05 PM

        Generally speaking though, it is true. Not trying to pigeonhole.

    • Paul B.

      08/20/2012 at 7:08 PM

      Not necessarily true. Not all of us think that way, nor do we trivialize it for the women that it has happened to. While the consequences are not the same in cases when males are raped, belittling those cases or minimizing the effects and trauma is no different than what that idiot Akin is doing now. Can we not cone together and make any rape unacceptable and intolerable, and not force the women who are raped to have to carry the result of such a trauma to term if they choose not to? It is their choice, and theirs alone. The fact is that none of the people talking against it are going to contribute one red cent towards the care or the counseling or anything else these women need afterwards so why are they talking?

      • mena

        08/21/2012 at 2:00 PM

        Where did i say that y'all trivialize? I did say that men in general will NEVER understand what it feels like to know that at any given time and on any given day, you could be raped for having a vagina. This isin't something that is on the male conscious when you go out to eat or go out to a party and need to leave alone and it's dark outside. You just don't. I never said that y'all trivialize the act nor did i say that men don't get raped.

        Explain your point to me and where you inferred that that was what i was saying.

        • Paul B.

          08/21/2012 at 9:50 PM

          Actually you typed penis instead of vagina. lol I understand that of course we don't have the risk of being attacked or raped because of hsving a vagina, because we don't have vaginas. That's obvious. The trivializing comment was in regards to Akin's comment, not really yours, but with that said, we do understand that you are at risk of that happening to you. Don't underestimate what we are capable of understading risks simply because we are not as likely to experience it as often; we have women in our families, friendships, and relationships and we do and say what we can to minimize those risks for the women in our lives. We just happen to be on the other side of the coin and I understand that. But to make it a gender issue potentially alienates those of us who care and are committed to not only stopping women from being raped, physically and emotionally but now politically if the GOP has its way.

          • mena

            08/22/2012 at 9:09 AM

            This I agree with you on. And i did say penis in the first part to make a point :-) Granted when i generalized i didn't mean as in ALL men so from now on, i will put, "generally speaking" or "i feel that many (insert gender)" so as not to alienate. :-)

  4. GMOMMA

    08/20/2012 at 8:13 AM

    I don't believe it should be a political decision to force a woman to do anything a man cannot be forced to do, and since a man cannot be forced to have a vasectomy or castrated for raping a woman, then stay out of MY VAGINA!!

    • chloerayne516

      08/20/2012 at 11:24 AM

      "stay out of MY VAGINA!!"

      And there you have it!!!

      BOOM..

      1000x cosign

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/20/2012 at 11:31 AM

      Agreed.

    • NurseJilly

      08/20/2012 at 12:04 PM

      PREACH!!!

    • Adonis

      08/23/2012 at 10:16 AM

      As long as I or any taxpayer does not has to pay on what comes out of your vagina, sh*t is all good

  5. Smilez_920

    08/20/2012 at 8:56 AM

    Smh… Does he realize how hard it is for a woman to pull herself together after she has been raped. Months and years of therapy, talking , understanding and faith to get her back to her normal life. Now all of a sudden she should have to live with a constant reminder of what happened because you " someone who can't have a baby" and doesn't even know said women, feels the fedus deserves a chance.

    What a woman does with her body is her personal decision and no one else. If she wants to have an abortion great if she wants to keep it more power to her. But who is any individual man( or stupid female) to make that decision for her.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/20/2012 at 11:33 AM

      It's Already So Hard For Women To Come Forward, But He's Making It Even Harder.

      • iluvwhoiluv

        08/21/2012 at 12:48 PM

        Yeah, because if a woman comes forward, it's like she's being victimized all over again. She gets badgered about her clothing, her actions, if she was drinking, the whole nine…almost trying to find justification for a crime happening to her. That's why there are so many women who do not come forward—because even the justice system subjects her to hurt and humiliation after the crime has been done. Now, he wants to make a woman keep the baby…not even give her a choice, seriously?

  6. 2cool4school

    08/20/2012 at 9:12 AM

    O I thought that these were my ovaries and uterus… my bad here you go government do with it as you wish. That's why I recheck my voter registration every month (excessive, I know) I vote in EVERY election this is F***in ridiculous. My body = My womb and we will not be accepting tenants/fetus

    • NurseJilly

      08/20/2012 at 11:52 AM

      "we will not be accepting tenants/fetus"

      LOVE!!

    • The Advocate

      08/20/2012 at 12:09 PM

      If you don't have a clue with how to manage your body of course the government should step in! They do in every other circumstance involving children, so why is now any different?

      • NurseJilly

        08/20/2012 at 3:22 PM

        How the hell is being raped and the resulting pregnancy not managing your body?

        • The Advocate

          08/20/2012 at 4:31 PM

          I never said that so stop being inflammatory…

          The government frequently intervenes in issues regarding someone's body, so why should it be any different now?

          • NurseJilly

            08/20/2012 at 4:49 PM

            Please re read your above comment because that is exactly what you said.

          • The Advocate

            08/20/2012 at 5:18 PM

            No it's not. If someone is abusing drugs the government steps in even if it's their own body. If someone is trying to commit suicide, the government steps in even if it's their own body. Now knowing that life begins in the womb, if the government wants to intervene to make sure that life is carried to term, then the government is fully within their rights to do so.

          • lincolnanthonyblades

            08/20/2012 at 7:07 PM

            That's A Terribly Flawed Assertion That Doesn't Even Make Sense In Context Of This Discussion And Akin's Comments.

          • Katherine Steele

            09/05/2013 at 2:32 AM

            How many people have you talked to who have become pregnant from rape? I have friends and family who have been raped and some of them have become pregnant form it. It has messed up their lives. when you live with the fear of rape or experience it, then talk about it. Otherwise you are ignorant. Fetal pain before 20 weeks is a myth and has been scientifically disproven. Sometimes shitty things happen like miscarriages and ectopic pregnancy. The reality is that pregnancy can suck and it's 2013 women need the right to decide when to get/remain pregnant and anti-woman groups like you need to stay out of the picture.

  7. Vicky

    08/20/2012 at 9:45 AM

    WTF? Seriously? I was one never to agree with abortion except for 2 reasons – 1) being for medical purposes, ie ectopic pregnancy or serious malformation and 2) Rape!

    I don't care what the government says, they do not nor will they ever know what it good for EVERY person in the country.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/20/2012 at 11:34 AM

      Co-Sign.

    • iluvwhoiluv

      08/21/2012 at 12:49 PM

      Double Co-Sign!!!

  8. Kam

    08/20/2012 at 10:18 AM

    So according to this republican douche bag Akin we have trapped doors in our vagina that can block or retain unwanted sperm. This guy is an idiot and Im surprised he passed high school. He knows nothing about the female reproductive system so why would anyone entrust him to make rules to govern them.

    Women should be allowed to do whatever they want with their bodies period.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/20/2012 at 11:34 AM

      Female Republicans Who Stay Quiet On This Issue Are A Damn Shame.

      • iluvwhoiluv

        08/21/2012 at 12:50 PM

        Preach. There have got to be some who are in disagreement because he isn't just talking about this impacting Democratic or Independent women. If they have the equipment, it applies to them, too!

    • NurseJilly

      08/20/2012 at 11:54 AM

      Exactly!! Complete nonsense. When he said the words "legitimate rape" I wanted to hulk smash my own computer for a second… So offside and disgusting.

      • Abu Husain

        08/20/2012 at 1:29 PM

        It reminds me of what Whoopi Golberg said about Roman Polanski: "it wasn't 'rape' rape".

      • iamkeishabrown

        08/20/2012 at 4:40 PM

        legitimate rape?
        WHAT IN THE ENTIRE HELL???
        lemme go woosah in a corner…

      • iluvwhoiluv

        08/21/2012 at 12:51 PM

        Someone needs to hulk smash him!

  9. The Advocate

    08/20/2012 at 12:05 PM

    This was such a ridiculously unbalanced and biased piece!

    The man is advocating for life and you all are in here acting like he's the devil. When is supporting the decision to bring a baby into this world a bad thing?? I really think you all need to check the facts and check your morality!!

    • mena

      08/20/2012 at 1:51 PM

      Supporting the decision to bring a child in the world isn't a bad thing. Forcing someone to do so against their will is to the detriment of the mother and child.

      Everything written is biased, including your statement.

      • The Advocate

        08/20/2012 at 4:32 PM

        Someone needs to advocate being against murder of helpless babies. It's not about the forcing the mother to do anything except not murdering a child because she was violated.

        • Katherine Steele

          09/05/2013 at 2:36 AM

          Maybe if you supported policies to end rape and unplanned pregnancies you'd be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. Forcing a woman to carry to term a pregnancy against her will when she did not want to be pregnant in the first place is a violation of her bodily autonomy. There are ways to limit rape and incest too bad you don't support those policies.

    • Abu Husain

      08/20/2012 at 1:53 PM

      No, he is downplaying the horrible trauma that these women go through and makes bearing the child of your attacker seem as simple as taking a piss. Not to mention that junk science crap he mentioned about a woman's body being able to reject it. Life does NOT begin with the fetilization of the egg… a blastocyst isn't a sentient being. Hell, according to this flawed logic a woman who has her period (in which fertilized eggs can be flushed out) is just as bad as Dahmer, Panzram, etc. Or in the case of a miscarriage, I guess God is the murderer then.

      • NurseJilly

        08/20/2012 at 3:27 PM

        Thank you!! Well said.

      • The Advocate

        08/20/2012 at 4:34 PM

        What a load of atheist crap!

        Life begins at the fertilizing of the egg and not a moment later.

        • iamkeishabrown

          08/20/2012 at 4:46 PM

          *breathes in*

          listen, you are entitled to your opinion, and to feel how you do.
          you are entitled to think of conception and life as you do.

          others are entitled to the same, whether you agree with it or not.
          until you talk to a woman that has been raped and/or held her spontaneous aborted fetus (aka miscarried baby) in her hands – you are allowed ONLY to an opinion and NOT to judge others.

          • The Advocate

            08/20/2012 at 5:19 PM

            And if I've experienced these scenarios with my wife and ex-wife? What then?

        • Abu Husain

          08/20/2012 at 5:19 PM

          What proof do you have of that? I just gave you the case of a woman that is on her period… A time when fertilized eggs CAN be expelled from the body. Is she now a murderer? You might as well put me up there with Hitler every time I pull out then, since sperm cells are what fertilizes an egg.

        • Abu Husain

          08/20/2012 at 5:24 PM

          Great name calling by the way. I am an atheist, but i dont see that as a negative thing… Nor do i see being religious as negative either (in some cases). I in no way insulted your religion (which I'm assuming is Christianity). I simply stated that a miscarriage is a natural abortion… Since you believe (I assume) that God is responsible for all the happenings in nature, then he was obviously responsible for naturally aborting that fetus.

      • iluvwhoiluv

        08/21/2012 at 12:51 PM

        Abu, well said.

    • Smilez_920

      08/20/2012 at 2:53 PM

      Instead of worrying about children who haven't taken their first breath on this earth. Worry about the children who are here already. I'm sure their are plenty of them who need their lives saved via better schools, food donations, health care etc…

      • The Advocate

        08/20/2012 at 4:35 PM

        What a stupid concept!

        Children need to be nurtured in the womb to be healthy after birth! How difficult of a concept is that for you? Are you a mother/father?

        • Smilez_920

          08/20/2012 at 5:37 PM

          No I'm a woman, who knows how it feels for someone to try to control your body. The same government who is trying to regulate and cut back on woman's medical care, welfare, child aid … All the help that a mother of a " rape baby" might need has the nerve to turn around and act like bringing a baby in this world by any means is easy.

          You know what how about all the super pro-life people who are trying to take away the right to choose for others, adopt a child. Since women should just have babies no matter what and if they can't take care of them put them up for adoption. Why don't the super pro life people put their money where their mouth is and adopt a child since it's so easy to drop one off it should be just as way for one of you to pick it up.

          • lincolnanthonyblades

            08/20/2012 at 7:09 PM

            Real Talk!

      • iamkeishabrown

        08/20/2012 at 4:44 PM

        AMEN.

      • lincolnanthonyblades

        08/21/2012 at 1:54 AM

        Co-Sign!

      • iluvwhoiluv

        08/21/2012 at 12:52 PM

        Smilez, talk about it!

    • NurseJilly

      08/20/2012 at 3:26 PM

      "The man is advocating for life and you all are in here acting like he's the devil."…

      You can't be serious with this. This man used the words "legitimate rape" not to mention the purely false information he's spouting about a womans body rejecting unwanted sperm. This guy is a moron and a liar. Perhaps your facts need to be referenced a little more and get your head out of your ass.

      • The Advocate

        08/20/2012 at 4:36 PM

        Regardless of his gaffe, you are encouraging the idea of killing babies! How does that make you any better?

        • NurseJilly

          08/20/2012 at 4:47 PM

          I am no where near encouraging the killing of babies you nut. What I am encouraging is that women have the right to choose what happens with their body when it comes to having a baby that was created form a rape.

          • The Advocate

            08/20/2012 at 5:20 PM

            PRO CHOICE IS MURDER!

            What do you think abortion is?

          • J.Crawford

            08/21/2012 at 12:53 AM

            So then you and the rest of your ilk need to Drop the Charade of being Pro-Life and say you're ANTI-CHOICE!!!!

            The hypocrisy of the GOP and the Tea Party is so obvious it's Bob Saget-Funny; they say they are are Ant-Abortion, but the yLove the Death Penalty and believe Any Religion NOT Christianity, Judaism, or Catholicism is Immoral – especially Islam.

            Rape is Rape IS RAPE, Period. There's Nothing Good that comes from Rape; It DOES take a Strong Woman though, to give Birth and Raise a Child that is the Product of one, I can at least Admit That. I guess there's a reason that Some People, like Jesus, can Forgive their Enemies that hurt, curse, lie, and degrade them, ala "Turn Thee Other Cheek

          • NurseJilly

            08/21/2012 at 12:11 PM

            Well said sir!!

          • iluvwhoiluv

            08/21/2012 at 12:54 PM

            Well put, J. Crawford.

          • iluvwhoiluv

            08/21/2012 at 12:53 PM

            I was going to add, but Jilly you're doing a good job.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/20/2012 at 7:08 PM

      In Response To Akin's Terrible Comments, I Truly HOPE This Wasn't A Balanced Piece.

      F*^K His Point Of View.

    • Emily

      09/04/2013 at 10:57 PM

      It was an opinion piece. of course it's going to express an opinion. You pose the opposite opinion… are you going to call yourself biased too?

      I will never take anyone who says women should have their rapist's baby seriously. The only right they would ever have to say that is if they did it themselves. And even still, that's THEIR decision.

  10. iamkeishabrown

    08/20/2012 at 4:47 PM

    shouldn't have opened it…shoulda just read the title/article in google reader and walked away.

    this topic will NEVER have shortage of opinions, ignorant and ill-informed.

  11. Aboriginal

    08/21/2012 at 12:01 AM

    The Advocate, go fuck yourself.

    What the hell have I been reading, I hope some "expert" really didn't say that a woman's body can reject unwanted sperm? If that bs is true, why the hell do you need condoms (besides protection from STDs of course), and morning after pills???

    Each year society gets dumber and dumber.

  12. beliver in choice

    08/22/2012 at 10:31 AM

    As a victim of an unprotected rape, I can say even the fear of pregnancy begins to kill you inside let alone the women I have met that ended up pregnant. The decision to abort is not made lightly and those that lost their unborn due to stress have all expressed relief, they attempted to carry to term due to (in their words) a "misguided" belief that they were being ungodly until they relaized how inhumane it is to carry a child into this world that you hate as much as you love, and the love comes from having to carry this child for 9 months knowing just as much as that child is a by-product of your vile disgusting son-of-a-bitch rapist it is also your child though completely unwanted even if you happen to be raped by your partner or in my case former partner. Those who advocate to keep this child do you know what it's like to wake up everyday hoping you're not reminded, do you know what it's like to have to learn to live again? Do you know what it's like to start from scratch? Do you realize all of your former relationships take a strain if they survive at all, that's with friends and family!? So how is it fair to already have been violated then to have to try and fix yourself as take car of a child immediately after. I was raped in May of this year and even with the quick response program I only was granted counseling two months ago, imagine if I was pregnant and wasn't fortunate that I had someone bring me to the police right away to get a rape kit and morning after pill (which doesn't put your mind at ease I waited until my period came then cried like a manic in pure joy.) Ugh as a activist by profession I am extrememly fortunate to know all of my resources but I am rare. And forgetr the fact that most rape goes un reported to begin with meaning these women aren't even always getting support because it means facing it in an unjust system where even my rapist has found the means to flea and become a fugitive and others never even know who did it. Fuck it I'm done some people are just ignorant and unable to understand without experience like Jamaicans say "those who can't hear must feel" but I pray to God no one has to go through this to learn

    • mena

      08/22/2012 at 10:45 AM

      I am extremely sorry for what you went through. The reasons you mentioned above is why i wholeheartedly support a woman's choice in what she does with her body. This isn't a political issue. This is something that is a victim's decision alone.

  13. Zackary Kiesel

    04/12/2013 at 1:17 PM

    Roman Polanski was imprisoned since September when he entered Switzerland’s Zuric Airport for accepting an award. He is not only accused of raping an underage girl of 13 years but also is accused of escaping from the US police since 1978. If the charges against him are proved then he might face severe penalty like extradition. The director though has escaped all charges and has moved freely in different parts of Europe like any other independent citizens, now he will have to defend himself from the charges against him if he wants to live freely rest of his life..

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