There’s an old joke about a guy falling into a giant vat of chocolate in a candy factory. Seeing his plight, his friend, Jim immediately started yelling, “Fire, fire”. Everyone rushed over and pulled the guy out of the vat. When asked why he yelled, “Fire”, Jim shrugged and said, “Who would have come rushing over if I yelled, “Chocolate?”
Well, ladies if Ann Romney’s husband gets elected and you have the misfortune (God forbid) of getting raped, you might as well yell, “Chocolate”, because no one is going to come running or offer you the opportunity to end a resultant pregnancy.
Almost no one in the Republican Party – not even the presidential candidate – pushed back when Todd Akin, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate said that in the case of a “LEGITIMATE” rape, a woman’s body would shut down any resultant pregnancy. Sound far-fetched? Read the Republican Party platform. Akin is very much in line with mainstream Republican thinking. Isn’t it a bit of a faux pas to use the words “legitimate” and “rape” in the same sentence?
Romney-endorsed Senate candidate Richard Murdock said that if a woman conceives subsequent to a rape, it’s what God wanted. From his statement, it wasn’t clear if God wanted the rape or just the pregnancy.
Paul Ryan (you remember Mitt’s running mate) says that he believes in the sanctity of life and the “method of conception” doesn’t change the meaning of life. Now rape is a “method of conception” (he didn’t say whether or not it was an approved or preferred method). At least he didn’t legitimize rape.
If all that sounds crazy to you, you may be sane, after all. Remember, too that when asked, Romney said that he would sign Paul Ryan’s bill to make abortion illegal, NO EXCEPTIONS and give a newly fertilized egg the right to property (more rights than they would give the mother). If you doubt any of this, PLEASE Google, fact check, Wiki-pedia. Whatever you do to uncover facts.
Romney’s also said that he would do what he could to overturn Roe v. Wade and, if elected he may well appoint 2 or 3 Neo-cons to the bench. He doesn’t support equal pay for women and admitted that as Governor of Massachusetts he didn’t even know any women qualified for his cabinet. (MassGAP, a bipartisan coalition of women’s groups dedicated to increasing the number of women appointed to top government jobs, approached Romney and his Democratic challenger Shannon O’Brien before the 2002 gubernatorial election and pressured them to sign a pledge to appoint more women if elected). He didn’t have any women in his binder.
I’ve heard women who seem to support Romney say that he won’t do all those terrible things to women that he’s promised to do for the last 18 months. The questions I have for you are are 1. If he’s going to break those promises, why would you vote for such a liar? Or do you think he’s going to keep only the promises he made to YOU? 2. Why won’t you believe him? Chamberlain didn’t want to believe Hitler, look where that got him.