Barnes Claims ‘God’ Chooses to Bless Rape Victims with Pregnancy
Rape and abortion are subject matters that most people avoid talking about. It’s one of those moral things that people are afraid of speaking out about for fear of persecution or a lecture.
First, let me paint you a picture. Imagine that you’re a woman, and you have just been violently attacked and raped. You go to the hospital to get examined, police are asking you questions, and you go home upset and feeling completely dirty and violated. Let’s say about a week later, after your work has been suffering because you can’t stop thinking about what happened, you find out you’re pregnant.
Now, regardless of your religion and background, would you really think that God had blessed you with a child?
Sharon Barnes, a high ranking republican, was quoted by the New York Times as saying:
“Abortion is never an option.”
“If God has chosen to bless this person [the rape victim] with a life, you don’t kill it.”
This was pretty much all she said on the matter. She may not have wanted to elaborate because she didn’t want to explain what the woman who had been raped is supposed to do for the next nine months. Sure she could give it up for adoption, but would you really want to carry around a baby you never wanted in the first place?
The human population wouldn’t suffer, Africa alone has a fertility rate of four to five births per woman every year.
So how would ‘God’ choose to let women who are raped get pregnant? Christianity is all about compassion isn’t it? Shouldn’t a good ‘God’ prevent something terrible like that from happening?
I bet Sharon Barnes would be whistling a different tune if she got raped.
– That Heathen Girl