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As it was before, it is again today. In a place where all abortions are forbidden, a 10-year-old girl is being forced to bear her rapist’s child. The same laws that “Republicans” support may very well kill this child:

Human rights organizations are calling on Paraguayan officials to allow a 10-year-old rape victim to end her pregnancy, arguing that the country’s harsh abortion ban is comparable to torture.

Authorities say that the girl, whose name is being withheld, became pregnant after she was sexually assaulted by her stepfather. Her pregnancy was not discovered until she was about 20 weeks along and started complaining of a stomachache. Now, she isn’t being permitted to have an abortion

Data collected by the World Healthm Organization confirms that girls in Latin America who give birth before they turn 16 years old are four times more likely to die during childbirth than young women in their twenties. In Paraguay specifically, 28 minors died last year due to complications stemming from giving birth.

This is what the GOP wants for America, Gentle Reader: a Dominionist theocracy in which all abortions are forbidden, no matter what. A country that consigns children to death for being victims of a horrible crime: indeed, the children will suffer more harsh punishment than the rapist criminals who forcibly impregnated them.

Here’s putting it plain: while rapists are rarely prosecuted and even more rarely punished, Teapublicans would pronounce an effective death sentence upon child rape victims. Does that disturb you? It damned well should.

This is, unfortunately, not an exaggeration. Repubs want to force women to carry fetuses to full term, even if it kills them. Even if the babies are already dead. Teapublicans go so far as to imprison women who have miscarriages. They think that God wants women to be raped so they can be “gifted” with babies from rapists.

Repubs even want rapists to have visitation rights for children born of their criminal actions. Over and over again, the GOP puts the rights of rapists over the rights of their victims. Even if the victim is a child.

Even it kills the child, the “Republicans” stand up for the rights of the rapist. And against the rights of the female rape victims.

Why, exactly, do so many people support this inhuman lunatic hatred with their votes?

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/07/05/pregnant-child-chile/2493643/ is the story of what a nation in which all abortions are illegal looks like: a pre-teen, sexually abused for two years by her mother’s boyfriend, is now pregnant as a result of rape. She is in great danger if she carries the pregnancy to term. Her fetus is also at high risk.

But she cannot have an abortion, no matter the horrific circumstances. Even though she and her baby will most likely die, the government’s complete and total abortion ban mandates that she have her rapist’s child, even if it kills her (literally).

You might say, “how horrible” or words to that effect. You might say, “those barbaric Chileans” as well. But if you voted for any Republican in recent years, then you, yes YOU, supported exactly that policy. The same one. Read their platform: http://www.gop.com/2012-republican-platform_home/

“Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.”

The wording of the Republican platform essentially calls for the nullification of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized a woman’s right to have an abortion, Roe v. Wade.

That is to say, the exact same law they have in Chile, where a tween rape victim is being forced by the Big Brother government to have a baby that was violently implanted into her without her consent. This, friends, is what abortion bans do: they kill people. There is nothing Pro-Life about abortion bans.

If you cast a vote for a Republican, any Republican, you have supported a policy that would force rape victims to suffer and perhaps die from bearing their rapists’ children.

Here’s hoping Hell is as bad as the Fundie preachers say it is, and that our elected “Republicans” wind up there. Because anyone who really thinks that little children should die by governmental edict, as a result of crimes committed against them, truly does deserve to burn in Hell alongside the rapists themselves. Birds of a feather.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky