During Tuesday night’s debate, Mourdock addressed the issue of abortion emotionally. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake said he was choking up when he said, “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that 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.”
My parents didn’t raise me quite right, so I’m not positive on the etiquette of gift-giving and thank-you notes, etc., but I do know that you should send a thank-you note if you receive something really good, like one of those new mini iPads or, like, a new baby. I also know that you don’t send the thank-you note to the Chinese factory worker who made it or to Tim Cook or the ghost of Steve Jobs or whatever. Normally, you send a thank-you note to person who gifted you the new mini iPad or baby or whatever, right?
Does Mourdock expect raped women to thank their rapists, too? And if a rapist is bearing god’s gift, should he expect some kind of leniency in court? AND, should rapists be able to beat their conviction if they pull a god’s will defense? “Your honor, I couldn’t stop myself. I was merely prostrate before the will of god.”
As half the country races us towards theocracy, I think it’s a good idea to keep these questions in mind.
But like I said, my parents didn’t raise me quite right, so what do I know?