Erick Erickson is against abortion, unless the woman is raped, then it’s okay to murder the baby.
I’ve often said Erick Erickson is dumb.
Believe me now?
We are now seeing that a lot of the pro-life movement is not really pro-life. They have been able to advance political careers by claiming they loved Jesus and babies while knowing the Supreme Court would give them cover.
Now, as pro-lifers across the country, push for new pro-life legislation, these people are being exposed.
I do, however, want to confess something about myself.
I am okay with an exception for rape when it comes to abortion.
Some people carve out exceptions for abortion when the life of the mother would be endangered by the pregnancy.
Erickson defends his decision by trying to piggyback on the “danger to the woman” exception by claiming women would kill themselves if they had to carry to term.
I also know women who were victims of rape who psychologically would have rather killed themselves than go through nine months of what they view as hell. And I do not think we, as a society, should put the survivor of a traumatic event in a position where she is contemplating suicide because we in the pro-life community think it is an easy call.
In our conversations on this issue, many of us treat this as simple — save the life of the child. In talking about it that way, we often forget that there is another victim who did not ask for this.
Um, most women who seek abortions say they “did not ask” for the baby. What do you say to them, as opposed to the women who claim they would kill themselves if they had to have a rapist’s baby?
What do you say to any woman who claims they will kill themselves even if they are not raped?
While I am perfectly comfortable telling someone they cannot kill their child because they engaged in behavior that ultimately amounted to irresponsible or selfish behavior, I just cannot bring myself to tell a victim she must continue to suffer.
And just a quick note — yes, yes require a police report, prosecution of the prepetrator, and prohibit abortions after twenty weeks in all cases. While I am okay with the rape exception, I am not okay with allowing people to claim rape when they weren’t just to get out of a pregnancy.
Too bad for the women who can’t prove their rape.
Erickson is all for the government determining who gets to murder their baby or not.