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Sunday, March 30, 2014

NUT FIGHT! NUT FIGHT! Get the popcorn.

WASHINGTON – The Board of Directors of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, today voted to seat the Georgia Life Alliance as its official NRLC affiliate for the state of Georgia, replacing Georgia Right to Life in that capacity.
According to WHO, unsafe abortion is one of the three leading causes of maternal mortality, along with hemorrhage and sepsis from childbirth.1 

America ranks 50th in maternal mortality worldwide. 

What are the "prolife" fighting over? They are fighting over compelling me to birth a rapist's child by force of law or not. Or birth my Daddy's child or not. Because they care. Oh how they care.

They are also fighting about who the National Right to Life folks will support for election in the Georgia Senate race. It is Karen Handel vs. Paul Broun. I already gave Karen Handel an Asshat Award.

The Fight about Abortion for Rape and Incest:
Georgia Right to Life:
“If all aren’t protected, none are protected … Rape and incest is a horrible scenario and we have the utmost sympathy for anyone in those circumstances, but we can’t condone murder in those circumstances,” Suzanne Ward of Georgia Right to Life told Fox 5 Atlanta.
Georgia Life Alliance:
 "No one is asking them to condone it (abortion for rape and incest). But what conservatives have asked is that we at least move the ball forward where we can on this issue. Georgia Right to Life has refused to do so. And now they are going on record with their position — better all die than work to save as many as we can. This is horrific. This is Westboro Baptist Church insanity. Georgia needs a new pro-life group — one that actually wants to save as many lives as possible." - Erick Erickson of Red State Blog.
I think it would be useful here to define rape. Words have meaning. Commandeer or make unconsensual use of my body and you have committed rape. Violence is defined by the act of rape itself, not by the intention of the rapist.

The term rape originates in the Latin rapere, from raptus, "to snatch, to grab, to carry off". The term has come to mean, since approximately the 14th century, "to seize and take away by force." In Roman law in the carrying off of a woman by force, with or without intercourse, constituted "raptus." In Medieval English law the same term could refer to either kidnapping or rape in the modern sense of "sexual violation." The original meaning of "carry off by force" is still found in some phrases, such as "rape and pillage" or in titles, such as the story of the Rape of the Sabine Women or the poem The Rape of the Lock, which is about the theft of a lock of hair. The term is most often defined in criminal law. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape

Meanwhile, the citizens of Georgia have been denied health care under the ACA MedicAid expansion by the same Republicans who want to force them to give birth no matter what. 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12. You think that might be pertinent?
Georgia women are not at all happy. Women vote. Eyes on Georgia because it is going to be a hoot.

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