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HoosierFan May 16th, 2017 4:41pm

A 10-year-old girl in India who was raped repeatedly by her stepfather will probably be forced to give birth because of the country’s highly-restrictive abortion laws. Should the United States also make abortion illegal for 10 year old rape victims?

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HoosierFan
05/16/17 10:54 am

Did you vote yes or no? Your comment is equally applicable either way.

Kris10DC Washington, DC
05/16/17 10:55 am

Let me know your thoughts when a female close to you gets raped and is forced to have the child. We will talk at that time.

HoosierFan
05/16/17 10:58 am

I think a woman who had recreational sex and got pregnant should have access to safe, legal abortion.

ptellini
05/16/17 9:47 am

Let's discuss what accounts for less than 1% of all rapes instead of the lack of personal responsibility that accounts for the vast majority.

HoosierFan
05/16/17 9:49 am

Let's. After all, it should be easy for us to agree that the Indian girl should be allowed to terminated her pregnancy.

ptellini
05/16/17 9:50 am

It shouldn't be that difficult to get the message across to people that they should be more responsible sexually so that they don't go seeking an abortion for an unwanted pregnancy.

HoosierFan
05/16/17 9:52 am

Agreed, but your point is irrelevant in the case of a father raping his 10 year old step daughter, which is what we are discussion.

ptellini
05/16/17 9:54 am

But liberals like to use a scenario like this as a gateway to justify making a bigger argument.

MrsCrayonWax Katies Purpose
05/16/17 9:55 am

So yes she should be able to terminate or no?

ptellini
05/16/17 9:56 am

What happens to the person that raped her?

MrsCrayonWax Katies Purpose
05/16/17 10:02 am

I don't know Indian law but I know what should happen to him.

ptellini
05/16/17 10:03 am

And I know that people should not be having sex until they're ready for a baby.

HoosierFan
05/16/17 10:13 am

P, leaving the impression a ten year old rape victim CHOSE to get pregnant? That's repulsive, even if it doesn't reflect your real opinion and I can't believe it does.

MrsCrayonWax Katies Purpose
05/16/17 10:15 am

A ten year old chose to be raped? Have sex? All of the above? I'm not sure why you can't answer the question. Is it because you can't? Is it because you are conflicted?

ptellini
05/16/17 10:18 am

I am not implying at all that a 10-year-old made a choice.
I am saying that teenagers should not be having sex and adults should not be having sex unless they're ready to have a baby.

thatguy2 I am Antifa
05/16/17 10:21 am

Any source for your 1% stat or did you just make it up in an attempt to dismiss the issue?

ptellini
05/16/17 10:22 am

It is actually a pretty well-known statistic and unfortunately human nature. Personal responsibility sucks.

thatguy2 I am Antifa
05/16/17 10:25 am

So no source. Just something the liars in the anti-choice movement all repeat to each other.

ptellini
05/16/17 10:41 am

thatguy2 I am pro-life which means I am value life and apparently value life more than the pro-choicers.
I will say that I am less likely to object to the 10-year-old's abortion than I am to object to the 20-year-old that got pregnant due to a one night stand.

thatguy2 I am Antifa
05/16/17 10:43 am

I'll willing to bet that you're jealous other people are having sex and want there to be consequences.

ptellini
05/16/17 10:44 am

I'm going to bet that you are a liberal that will say anything to get a point.
Thank you for proving my case and have a nice day.

thatguy2 I am Antifa
05/16/17 10:46 am

The case made with your madeup stat?

ptellini
05/16/17 10:49 am

The vast majority of abortions are due to a lack of personal responsibility.
Let's fix that.
If you're not onboard, i'm sorry you don't value life.

MrsCrayonWax Katies Purpose
05/16/17 10:54 am

Let's fix it. Let's offer comprehensive sex ed so kids are fully aware of the consequences of sex, better prepared thus reducing abortions.

ptellini
05/16/17 10:55 am

Make abortions less available so they are inclined to care more.

thatguy2 I am Antifa
05/16/17 10:57 am

That fixes nothing, only adds to misery.

ptellini
05/16/17 10:58 am

I don't really value the opinion of somebody who doesn't value life.

thatguy2 I am Antifa
05/16/17 11:00 am

Not an opinion, and "pro-life" is a lie.

MrsCrayonWax Katies Purpose
05/16/17 11:09 am

Well I value life and criminalizing abortion will only result in kids posting YouTube videos on how to do DIY abortions.

ptellini
05/16/17 11:13 am

Is that really your argument against criminalizing it?
People will post stuff on YouTube regardless.
Having to even have this discussion is sickening. I am standing up for the most vulnerable and innocent of life.

MrsCrayonWax Katies Purpose
05/16/17 11:17 am

No. That's not my sole argument. It's just a point I'm illustrating.

thatguy2 I am Antifa
05/16/17 11:17 am

No, you're standing up for dictating women's healthcare options.

MrsCrayonWax Katies Purpose
05/16/17 11:19 am

And who is watching out for the 11, 12, 13 year olds getting pregnant? What about those kids? Because they are still kids. This isn't just an abortion debate. It goes well beyond that.

ptellini
05/16/17 11:20 am

Killing innocent life is not healthcare.

ptellini
05/16/17 12:16 pm

I am not even talking about preteens.