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To: Perseverando

The percentage of rapes that result in pregnancy is low because the percentage of women who are ovulating at the time of rape is low. The chances of being raped at all, much less at the precise time of ovulation is extremely low. You probably have more risk of getting hit by lightening.

This is so stupid.

You do not need to say any of this to maintain a 100% pro-Life position. It is just not neccessary and it HURTS the pro-Life cause.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 9:34:44 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne
You raise a good point. These types of arguments open up Pro-Lifers to the charge that the reason we are 100% Pro-Life is because we don't think women can get pregnant from a “real” rape. We don't have to face the moral dilemma of our position. It completely undermines the cause. We have to say that we understand that rape is traumatic and horrible and can result in pregnancy, but that is no reason to kill the baby.
8 posted on 08/28/2012 9:41:13 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Lorianne

“The percentage of rapes that result in pregnancy is low because the percentage of women who are ovulating at the time of rape is low. The chances of being raped at all, much less at the precise time of ovulation is extremely low. You probably have more risk of getting hit by lightening.

This is so stupid.

You do not need to say any of this to maintain a 100% pro-Life position. It is just not necessary and it HURTS the pro-Life cause.”

That’s the part of all this that’s really frustrating to me. People are making things up and tracking down fringe “scientists” to back an assertion that we don’t need to make. People are going out of their way to make unnecessary arguments that actually end up hurting our cause. Women get pregnant during rapes. It’s relatively rare, but it happens. It doesn’t make any difference for the sake of our arguments whether it happens 4 percent of the time or 2 percent of the time or .2% of the time or whether its marginally less likely to happen than random unprotected sex with a partner. We have to make the same exact argument at the end of the day. Why are people tripping over themselves and resorting to psuedo-science to defend a useless off the cuff remark?


20 posted on 08/28/2012 10:02:47 AM PDT by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: Lorianne
You do not need to say any of this to maintain a 100% pro-Life position.

Exactly. It is an eminently defensible position. All he needed to say was, "a human life is a human life - period".

Akin will lose not because of his position, but because of his own stupidity and arrogance.

32 posted on 08/28/2012 10:26:06 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Lorianne
"The percentage of rapes that result in pregnancy is low because the percentage of women who are ovulating at the time of rape is low."

This is point many don't consider.

35 posted on 08/28/2012 10:33:28 AM PDT by magellan
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To: Lorianne
You do not need to say any of this to maintain a 100% pro-Life position. It is just not neccessary and it HURTS the pro-Life cause.

Bingo !

62 posted on 08/28/2012 2:29:38 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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