Video of President Barack Obama’s comments on Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s commments about rape:

JOE GANDELMAN, Editor-In-Chief
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  • The_Ohioan

    It is a crime, but it doesn’t always get punished as a crime. Here’s why, and a lady that wants to change that.

    Shauna Prewitt on CNN

    You see, nine months after my rape, I gave birth to a beautiful little girl. You could say she was conceived in rape; she was. But she is also so much more than her beginnings. I blissfully believed that after I finally had decided to give birth to and to raise my daughter, life would be all roses and endless days at the playground. I was wrong again.

    It would not be long before I would learn firsthand that in the vast majority of states — 31 — men who father through rape are able to assert the same custody and visitation rights to their children that other fathers enjoy. When no law prohibits a rapist from exercising these rights, a woman may feel forced to bargain away her legal rights to a criminal trial in exchange for the rapist dropping the bid to have access to her child.

    When faced with the choice between a lifetime tethered to her rapist or meaningful legal redress, the answer may be easy, but it is not painless. For the sake of her child, the woman will sacrifice her need to see her once immensely powerful perpetrator humbled by the court.

  • ordinarysparrow

    There are some issues which are seized upon by politicians that truly are nauseous…

    For over twenty years the issue of abortion was politicized…in that process became so toxic that it’s only accomplishment was to split the parties and garner votes for those that used abortion for selfish motive….

    Much of the emotional political steam has run out on abortion, simply because it was a shouting match which few could even hear the other views…no winner in sight, no deep legislation to help women to be able to make choice for life…

    Now they up the ante and move into the politicization of rape…..

    I find this absolutely disgusting… i agree with Obama and wish that some politician would have the decency to call it bluntly for what it has become… politicization of rape for political gain…

    Right and Left, Republican and Democrats… the politicization of rape is wrong,repulsive, and damn evil.