No Exceptions!

Coker v Georgia (1977):  U.S. Supreme Court declared no death penalty for rapists.

Kennedy v Louisiana (2008): U.S. Supreme Court declared no death penalty for child molesters.

If its cruel and unusual punishment to kill a convicted rapist, and even a convicted child molester, then clearly it must be cruel and unusual punishment to kill the innocent child conceived in rape for the crimes of her father. In the Bible, we are told that children are not to be put to death for the crimes of their fathers.  (Deuteronomy 24:16)

 

 

When the Stupak Amendment was proposed as an amendment to Obamacare, several national pro-life organizations celebrated this as being a great proposal, saying that it would not provide for the funding of any abortions.  It was immediately pointed out that the Stupak Amendment did indeed provide for the funding of abortions in cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother.  In reply the next day, these same organizations issued statements explaining that the proposed Stupak Amendment merely incorporates the terms of the Hyde Amendment.  It was as if they were saying, Look, we already established a generation ago that these children are expendable, so whats the big deal?

 

 

Can you imagine if legislators proposed a bill with an exception in cases of bi-racial rape?  They may try to justify it by explaining, Well, its only 1% of 1%, and In such a case, the child would look more like the rapist, and would be more of a reminder of the rapist an argument which people have made.  There would be a national and even global outcry against such discrimination!  Civil rights leaders would rally and would demand that the exception not only be removed, but that the legislators who introduced the discriminatory exception must immediately step down.  And yet, many people think nothing of discriminating against children conceived in rape.  Don’t discriminate!  This is a human rights issue!  The discrimination not only serves to devalue the lives of preborn children who were conceived under those tragic circumstances, but also the lives of those who have already been born.  No one should have to feel devalued like that.  The 1% preborn children conceived in rape and incest, as well as preborn children with disabilities, are the certainly the most discriminated, demonized, and disenfranchised members of today’s society.  We must not let this be so!

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