Sep 16, 2010

Abortion: Personal Decision NOT a Legal Debate

I don't mind conservative viewpoints. I think they're a bit out of touch with the world we currently live in, but very rarely does a conservative opinion get underneath my skin the way that Carl Paladino (R - New York) managed to do.

While being interviewed on the CNN show Rick's List yesterday, he began to spout off his views on abortion and instantly my skin was crawling (around the 3:00 min mark in the video below).

When asked if he believed in abortion in the instances of rape or incest he said no. He thought that a woman should be forced to have the baby and give the child up for adoption. When I hear things like this... an archaic view point where the woman has no right to decide what will happen with her body, it pisses me off to no end.

Imagine if his wife, sister or daughter were raped and forced to carry a child that they did not want. Only to give birth and give it up for adoption. Not only do you have an even more emotionally scarred woman, but you've brought another emotionally glitched out kid into the world.

I believe that the matter of abortion should be decided by the woman. Now, if a woman wants to carry the child that is up to her... but under no circumstances should her rights be taken away.

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