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Rape Is A Crime- Obama’s Response to Repub Senator

October 25, 2012
Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All this talk from men about rape, particularly Republican men who talk about rape-resultant pregnancies results in lunatic claims about how God intended pregnancy from rape, or how the woman’s body prevents pregnancy after rape, and finally Obama is saying something smart:

I don’t know how these guys come up with these ideas. Let me make a very simple proposition: rape is rape. It is a crime,” Obama said on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”

“This is exactly why you don’t want a bunch of politicians, mostly male, making decisions about women’s healthcare.”

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s comments that pregnancies caused by rape are “something God intended to happen” echoed across the U.S. media and sent ripples through political circles ahead of the November 6 election.

The Obama campaign, which enjoys leads among women voters in many election battleground states, sought swiftly to connect Mourdock with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. This summer Romney had to distance himself from remarks by another Republican Senate candidate, Todd Akin of Missouri, about what he called “legitimate rape.”

I don’t credit him with this often, because I really would vote for Obama because I like his wife better than he, but he sounds good and that is a welcome relief. I would add to this that men should be able to understand a woman’s viewpoint with regards to rape, as adult men living responsibly in a society that requires women; however, Obama’s comments about men making decisions about women’s health care are interesting after his whole Obamacare bit this past year in 2012. Very simply though,  he is right: rape is a crime.

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