Friday, October 19, 2012

A Scary and Very Wrong Platform

I think that abortion is a horrible thing, but in the case of rape, incest or danger to the mother's life, it needs to be legally available. This year's Republican platform wants to make all of those ILLEGAL and hope to overturn Roe vs. Wade. That's too far.
  **Not only that, but the platform also includes banning ALL same-sex marriages across the U.S. and overturning the states laws. This is outrageous.

FACTS: GOP Platform to Outlaw All Abortion: The 2012 Republican platform calls for a constitutional amendment to grant personhood to embryonic cells. Should that happen states would have no power to contract or expand reproductive rights because reproductive rights would, effectively, be banned. 

**Today's BALTIMORE SUN- Do you think this teenage girl should carry her rapist's baby?
Two men arrested in teen's abduction in Catonsville, rape in Baltimore

Two Baltimore men have been arrested in the midday abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Catonsville and her subsequent rape in Baltimore on Monday, according to Baltimore County police.
The pair, identified as William Campbell, 25, of the 4600 block of Pen Lucy Road in Ten Hills, and Kenyon Waller, 21, of the 3200 block of Westwood Avenue in Rosemont, were arrested Monday night after a separate kidnapping in the city led police to the owner of the vehicle they were using, according to Cpl. Cathy Batton, a police spokesman.
Campbell has also been tied to a third, Sept. 25 incident in the same area of Catonsville involving robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault of another teen, police said.,-2010,4214964.story?obref=obinsite

 **PERSONAL NOTE: A former friend of mine, who is a "Christian" told me that she knows of a young girl that carried and gave birth to her Rapist's baby. She told a couple of people that the baby is a "blessing"- but her mind is a mess. 
    Imagine looking at your child and remembering the night you were violently raped. The mental torture of trying to love a child that was created by some mysterious person who was violent to you, tried to harm you is unfathomable.   What Mental Torture that would be for the 9 months and the lifetime afterward!!  And Ultra-Conservative, right wing "Christians" think it's okay to force women to endure this torture?  Outrageous. That is Not caring for women.

In an interview with ABC’s “This Week” Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican convention platform committee cited the party’s anti-abortion under every-circumstance plank means that rape and incest victims MUST give birth to babies from rapists and relatives. 
  WOMEN READERS: Would YOU carry a rapists or relative's baby? 
Wouldn't that screw up your mind??

Fortunately, not all Republicans share that view. Former Florida Governor and Republican Charlie Crist endorsed President Obama in an op-ed where he criticized the party for veering hard to the right on many issues. “Look no further than the inclusion of the Akin amendment in the Republican Party platform, which bans abortion even for rape victims,” wrote Crist.

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Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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