TWISTED, it is a fair question. So it will probably be ignored.
Yup, but I'd kill the father.
Did the child commit the heinous act? No, the child is innocent. Why give the child a death sentence for being innocent? Why put the woman through even more trauma and increase her risk of breast cancer later in life?
@heisen, this question has been asked on almost every story about rape and/or abortion. I have yet to see this question ignored.
Yes. The child did nothing wrong. Why would I want to punish the child for the sins of the father? What kind of cruel person murders an innocent baby for something the father did? Why compound one tragedy with another?
Carry the child to term, then, if the mother doesn't believe she can raise it, give the child up for adoption.
And make first degree rape a capital crime, so we can stop having this stupid conversation.
Griffin06, I see your point, but neither was it the girls fault. ??
Correct that it was not the girls fault.
So why increase the trauma mentally and physically to her? Why increase her chances for breast cancer later on due to an elective abortion?
She is innocent of the crime the same as the child.
SARSFIELD, it gets answered but not by as many as those who claim to be anti-abortion here at The Blaze.
I have seen it at least five times in my life of people I knew who were staunchly anti-abortion only to change their mind when their own kids or girlfriends got pregnant.
That is why it is not such an easy issue.
Unlike the others, I would support an abortion. Even though the child may be innocent, s/he still carries the genes of a violent offender. The NAACP demanded censorship of a study done on white adoptees incarcerated in Chino, claiming the study was "racist", that showed a direct familial link in children raised away from violence and their blood relatives. There is no reason to maintain the gene pool of a marginally human being like Batey. And for those who are offended, please be reassured that Batey is probably a baby daddy to many more that we have yet to hear about.
The pro-life folks we know who have faced this same situation chose life. Some of the anit-life folks we know who had a situation of an unmarried daughter chose life as well when it came to their grandchild. They stood by their daughter and the child. They ended up becoming pro-life advocates as well.
I do not know anyone who has ever said this was an easy issue.
I am anti-abortion. Everyone I’ve ever talked with about abortions, all agree that abortions need to be illegal, except for those rare cases where the mother’s life is endangered or the pregnancy was caused by rape/incest. Abortion needs to stop being a form of birth control.
That being said, if this was my daughter who had been raped and was now pregnant, we would have to talk this through. Which would be worse, the physical and mental complications of continuing the pregnancy or of aborting? It would depend a lot on how well my daughter was recovering from the trauma of the rape. If she thought she was strong enough to continue the pregnancy, I would help her find good adoptive parents. I would support her decision, either way. I’d also make sure that she got really good counseling.
As far as myself.
You offer them the pill in the emergency room.
SARSFIELD, "Some of the anit-life folks we know who had a situation of an unmarried daughter chose life as well when it came to their grandchild."
Exactly. And this is the very point of it all: Who gets to make the decision - the collective or the individual woman?
I will always stand with the individual woman to be the one to decide and not the collective.
But do not get me wrong. It is indeed a very serious decision. I do not consider it anything but. But it simply is not a decision for me or for anyone else to make other than the woman herself.
And I appreciate your intelligent and gentlemanly responses on this difficult issue.
ROSE, "The NAACP demanded censorship of a study done on white adoptees incarcerated in Chino, claiming the study was “racist”, that showed a direct familial link in children raised away from violence and their blood relatives."
Very interesting take. Do you have a link to this?
CM, see, this is my point: the woman alone must be given the right to make the decision and not anyone else.
It most certainly is a horrible situation for a woman to be in and as such I can not offer judgement one way or the other for whatever she decides. I can only offer that I hope she finds peace within herself no matter what her decision is.
No woman should be forced to be a mother, and no mother should be forced to have another child. Abortion needs to be a safe, legal option for all women.
 July 10, 2016 at 5:38pm
Muslims are to the E.U
as the _________ is to U.S.A.
@Twisted: That’s on us, WE THE PEOPLE; there should be not ONE HillBilly vote! TRUMP 2106
 July 4, 2016 at 9:57pm
Please don’t cloud the real issue, you know, about the star.
 July 4, 2016 at 9:54pm
I’ve have seen this star , or something similar to it , on many tabloids and adds just to get attention. What is the big deal with this star when Hillery gets away with all kinds of dirty and probably illegal acts. Are we (U.S.of A.) really this stupid ?
 July 2, 2016 at 11:25pm
Hatty, I thought the devil was in the pant suit. :>)
 July 1, 2016 at 7:50pm
All I can say to all of you is , you have one vote——use it, anyway you feel is right. That is your right.
Exactly! Don't be like the millions of so-called Republican conservatives who chose not to vote in 2008 because Mr. Romney was not "conservative" enough and he was *gasp* a Mormon, thus "gifting" the country with another four years of the fundamental transformer, Obama. Do they want and does the country need another four to eight years of progressive policies with Shillary? Do they really want to put Slick Willy back in the White House?
I would not. With how far to to ultra far left Trump is combined with how he treated Cruz and especially his family, if Cruz accepted a VP nomination he would just be another Washington sell-out. Trump has dug himself in too deep and no VP or anyone else can save him. It's not the job of Conservatives to save the GOP from self-inflicted wounds and Cruz should tell Trump to shove it just like he did by not endorsing him.
Hmm something going on with this...http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/06/27/russia-turkish-president-sorry-for-shoot-down-russian-military-jet.html
How else can they replace the ones that were stolen? It's your patriotic duty to give up your weapons so that the Syrian rebels MIGHT be able to have a gun. Where's your sense of civic duty?
Hey HELLary ! Was that part of the Benghazi gun deal ???
And they say the "gunshow loophole" is the problem.
Fast and Furious a warm up to the gun running in the mid east.
Yup, another failure from the feds while they focus the spotlight on us.
Just unreal what progressives will say vs what they actually do.
They need to fix their own house before they try to come to mine and "fix" my life.
I wonder if they do any background checks on these rebels before giving them a gun?
Obozo is soooo incompetent as Commander In Chief...
What,, What else is news, Holder is not here to take the blame but Obama still leads the pack. Obama will enjoy learning about being caught again with his hand deep in crime.. American guns sold on the black market which were to go to our Syrian rebels we support ??????? Support ??????
10-4 Twist...I would have gladly turned them over but all my guns were on that Norwegian ferry that was carrying the heavy water for the Nazi's and the Norwegian defense forces clandestinely planted a bomb on the ferry that sent the heavy water to the bottom of a deep glacial lake. When they find the ferry and the heavy water they can find my guns too!
And of course the CIA is committed to assisting their military contracting buddies in buying and distributing as many weapons as possible. Guess it never dawned on anyone to surround ISIS and place an embargo on the territory. Thus starving them out and eliminating their ability to wage war. No guns, no bullets, no explosives...at some point leads to a cessation of military action. Which of course is not good business for anyone....right?
I look at the pic above and I just bet they are jazz-r-cising to the Village People's Macho Man.
A Middle Eastern version of "Fast and Furious."
Remember Bengazii Hillary was running a scam using Scott Brown (ex cia gunrunning expert) as ambassador to give cover a weapon running pipeline from Kadaffi's abandoned arsenals in Lybia through Turkey and that Turkish ambassador....to the Hillary's "Syrian Freedom Fighters"....who later morphed into ISIS. This is why Obama and his communist/islamic apparatchiks have been working that delay and stonewall game for the past 7 years now...
Operation Fast and Furious II in progress!
Next this Administration is going to be engraving names of American's on these weapons so that ISIS wont have to go through the trouble.
(Weapons in the hands of the wrong people. Gee and after our government was so careful with them. /:sarc)
First comes fast and …, then they give weapons directly to terrorists and leave embassy security to the locals (mostly terrorists). Now this.
I don’t think our government has any right telling any upstanding citizen how and when to own or carry weapons.
and a few cows and camels too..... that just shows how literally stupid those on the progressive side are. The government can't even keep track of what they have, and don't forget "Fast and Furious" Holder and Obama's big farce with all those guns going south of the border with no tracking...
IT's nothing but a ploy to take law abiding citizens guns away from them so tyranny can rule.
Wake up people.. "shall NOT be infringed" if it is too difficult to understand what the word "infringe" means then look it up in the dictionary or google it..
 June 25, 2016 at 7:26pm
:>) Redfish, you should be on the very top. If I could give you a thousand thumbs up I would.
 June 22, 2016 at 9:32pm
Hell must have just frozen over. The other day I agreed with an Iman, today I have to agree with the ACLU.
Today I agreed with several Democrat senators, two days ago with liberal SCOTUS Justices. Bizarre.
Seems to be because they, the left, have gotten themselves so twisted, they're stepping all over their own toes. They can't be against the Muslims, even though they are killing gays. Gays! They don't like the Muslims with grossly obvious ties to terrorism being on the no fly list, but they have to support it in order to ban guns. It's chaos for them right now...
I can't help but feel though that their reason for taking this position is entirely wrong. They arrived at the right conclusion but not necessarily for the right reason.