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What Controversy? Mourdock’s Right: God Knows and Loves Babies Conceived in Rape / An Answer to Planned Parenthood’s Lies and Spins

A great article from my friend Eric Scheidler of Pro-life Action League

Abortion proponents and their friends in the mainstream media are going ballistic over a comment yesterday by Richard Mourdock, a Republican running for senate in Indiana. In explaining his pro-life position during a candidate’s debate, Mourdock said, “Life is a gift from god and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen.”

Immediately after the debate, Mourdock’s Democrat opponent, Joe Donnelly, tried to construe Mourdock’s remark as some kind of endorsement of rape, as if Mourdock meant that violent act—rather than the child’s life—was intended by God.

That spin—which Mourdock rightly called “sick and twisted”—has been seized upon by Planned Parenthood and the Democratic party to attack Mourdock and, by extension, all pro-life candidates as extremists.

Who are the real extremists?

Far from being labeled an extremist, Mourdock is to be commended for upholding the humanity of children conceived in rape. God’s words to the prophet Jeremiah belong to these children, too, as they do to all of us: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” Of course God knows and loves these children, innocently conceived in violence.

To suggest that in recognizing the humanity of these children, Mourdock is somehow condoning rape is not only offensive to decency and common sense, it betrays the pro-choice movement’s growing desperation, as more and more Americans begin to recognize the humanity of unborn children and the injustice of killing them, whatever the circumstances of their conception.

Zahara Jolie-PittSeven-year-old Zahara Jolie-Pitt, conceived in rape with God’s foreknowledge

Are those criticizing Mourdock trying to suggest that babies conceived in rape are not loved by God? That he does not intend for them to receive his gift of life? Are they ready to point their fingers at Angelina Jolie’s adopted daughter Zahara, who was conceived in rape, and tell her, “God didn’t intend for you to have life”?

Of course not. They know what Mourdock really meant—that a child like Zahara was intended by God to be conceived, born and welcomed in life by a society that recognizes the value of every human life.

That Planned Parenthood and their allies in the media and the Democratic Party are willing to twist Mourdock’s words so shamelessly for political gain shows that it’s they, not Mourdock, not the pro-life movement, who are the real extremists.

One Comment

  1. Sharon Legere
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Simply said: the Fifth Commandment of God = Thou shalt not kill!

    There are two candidates. One candidate says: Thou shalt kill all and any babies in the womb.

    The second candidate says: Thou shalt kill only “select categories” of babies in the womb, ie, those conceived through rape, incest, or health of the mother. Each and every one of these babies is as innocent as are those born of lust or lack of responsibility, yet we are willing to condemn these innocent victims to death by torture in the womb, because it would appear there are ‘fewer’ of them. However, even one instance of murdering this type of child, only because of the method of conception through which they innocently came to be, violates the “Thou shalt not kill” commandment of God.

    Killing is an intrinsic evil. One killing is not lesser than another killing, unless it is self-defense. A lesser evil consists of something other than intrinsic evil (killing), such as poor economic decisions/policies, etc: therefore, it is a false teaching to say that one of these two candidates represents a lesser of two evils. Both are promoting intrinsic evil (death by abortion), therefore neither of these intrinsic evils (abortion on demand vs for reasons of rape, incest, etc.) can be lessened when it comes to the Fifth Commandment of God, or we are implying that one person is more valuable than another person? (And this does not even address the so-called “better” candidate’s promotion of “same sex marriage”, which is yet another intrinsic evil.)

    The Pope has not stated ex-Cathedra that a choice of this sort qualifies as a “lesser of two evils” scenario. Anyone, whether a good Catholic; or theologian; or famous stalwart defender of life, who presents one of these two life or death choices before us today in America as being a “lesser of two evils” decision, is misleading people. This is using “human wisdom” rather than the wisdom of God. We are so entrenched in the effort to “keep Obama out at any cost”, that we are losing sight of what we are saying and doing to promote one of these two candidates, even to the point of denying what the seemingly “better” candidate has already promoted and done in his role as state governor, as well as his documented statements since then of what he actually intends to do, depending upon the audience he speaks to. It would be better to admit that we have been cornered, by forces beyond our understanding, into having to make an impossible ‘choice’ that cannot be made, than to disobey the Fifth Commandment of God in whatever form it has been presented to us.

    These are very difficult times, but we cannot relax our understanding and discernment of sin. We must not compromise Truth out of fear or misunderstanding.

    “The Lord then asked the woman, ‘Why did you do such a thing?’ The woman answered, ‘The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it.’ ” (Gen 3:13)

    “Then the Lord asked Cain ‘Where is your brother Abel?’ He answered ‘I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?’ The Lord then said, ‘What have you done! Listen: your brother’s blood cries out to me from the soil!’ ” (Gen 4: 9-10)

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