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Rape Similar To Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock

Or so says Tom Smith, another republican candidate up for Senate that seems to have put his foot in his mouth.

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Rape Similar To Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock. Or so says Tom Smith, another republican candidate up for Senate that seems to have put his foot in his mouth.
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KingVandal
Male, 18-29, Western US
 75 Posts
Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:20:45 AM
if you are ever raped, he probably votes republican.

An-egg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 872 Posts
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:23:59 PM
It is no surprise that he is confused, he was a Democrat until last year.

HumanAction
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2353 Posts
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:57:52 AM
@patchgrabber: I just don't see it that way. Here`s a quote (what I assume to be the statements in question?) from our source:

However, he stumbled when asked about how he would convince a daughter or granddaughter who was the victim of a rape that she should carry her potential child to term.

Mr. Smith replied that he "lived something similar to that with my own family, and she chose life. I commend her for that."


To me, he is comparing the act of convincing his daughter to keep the child to the act of convincing a hypothetical daughter who was the victim of a rape to keep the child. In my opinion, he does not directly compare the act of rape, only the act of convincing the mother to keep the child.

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3785 Posts
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:50:19 AM
So instead of being happy for his daughter and her boyfriend he had the same emotional reaction as he would if she had been raped, all because they were not married? What a horrible father.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5745 Posts
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:08:04 AM
@HA: He denied that getting pregnant out of wedlock is similar to getting pregnant from rape, but he DID compare the emotional trauma of both of these as similar.

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