I was minding my own business this morning when I stumbled upon this old Band-Aid ad with a hint of innuendo (at the bottom right corner of the image)…
Something is not right with this picture. Can’t quite put my finger on it though…
In the wake of Sen. Todd Akin’s “legitimate” rape comment, it is difficult to write on the topic without sounding political. Unfortunately, the topic of rape already is a political issue, whether we like it or not, and we and we can’t blame the Missouri senator for that. So who is to blame?
In 1973, the United States Supreme Court awarded Norma McCorvey — alias Jane Roe — with the right to have an abortion, under the false pretense that she had been raped. In reality, the Court did not rule in her favor on account of her false rape allegation; it ruled, rather, that a woman’s right to privacy extended to her decision to have an abortion. Rape, abortion, and a woman’s right to privacy now form a triad of political taboo — you can’t touch it — because of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision.
You can’t touch it, unless you are a lobbyist or a liberal politician, in which case, it’s your invincible trump card. A case in point:
But even as Democrats and abortion rights groups use the controversies to reinforce allegations of a Republican-led “war on women,” don’t expect the anti-abortion movement to back away from calls for all abortions to be illegal – even for women impregnated by rape or incest. (emphasis in original text)
Following a link to the article where I found this quote (Abortion For Rape/Incest “Adds One Terrible Thing to Another”), a short exchange ensued between two men (I am not naming the social network). Let’s call the two gentlemen Alex and Bart
- Alex: Yes; and it is terrible to require a woman carry a baby to term as a living reminder of the horror of her assault.
- Bart: Seemingly true, but resorting to abortion as a cure and (often) coverup for rape only buries unhealed wounds and compounds hurt.
- Alex: I’ve never been raped, and as a man, I can’t bear a child. I don’t know what is worse–abort or carry–let the mother choose.
Well, Alex (I see that you carefully chose the term “mother” in your rebuttal), if this is how you truly feel, then practice what you preach and stay out of the argument.
Apparently, we are experiencing some difficulty with empathy here — Can’t touch that! You seem to be saying, “It’s not my place as a man to judge in these matters.” So why voice your opinion at all?
You see, it’s not just a women’s issue. In the first place, a man can’t escape his roll. Give any self-respecting man a problem and he’s got to find a solution, because men are hardwired to be Mr. Fix-It. That’s why we love duct tape. And Band-Aids are kind of like duct tape. They both cover things up and hold stuff together, almost magically. They are the quick solution to any problem. Almost.
But abortion is not a Band-Aid for rape. You can’t heal a wound by covering it up with murder. You will only exacerbate the pain of rape, under whatever species you want to call it, “legitimate” or otherwise, if you think you can resort to an abortion to end it all, because it won’t end it all. If you keep trying to cover it up with Band-Aids, it won’t heal. It will only get worse.
The abortion-rape-privacy issue isn’t just a woman’s issue. Men should not just sit back and throw their arms up in the air, as if it’s not my body so it’s not my problem. It is your problem and it is everyone’s problem. Here’s why.
We do not know how to address this problem because we’ve been told to leave it alone. Now, whenever something has to be said, men cannot touch the topic without swallowing their whole leg with their foot. Akin’s comment is a clear example that opened the can of worms to this effect.
On that note, the President had to chime in with the comment “rape is rape”: “The idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me.”
Really? So why does the current administration feel it has to cover up Katherine Sebelius’s cover up for Planned Parenthood’s cover up of child rape? Stuck on Band-Aids! (Warning: Watch this video at your own risk).
I don’t often post videos from ALL, but they were about the only ones who reported on this story, because the MSM is embroiled in the stuck-on-Band-Aid-syndrome too.
Moreover, as LiveNews.com observed in a recent article:
Now enter former president Bill Clinton, a touted speaker at the upcoming Democrat National Convention. A letter writer at DailLobo.com reminds President “Rape is Rape” Obama:
“[Clinton] was accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape, respectively, by Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick. The only case to come to trial resulted in Clinton paying an $850,000 settlement to [Paula] Jones, and perjuring himself with regard to his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.”
In all, Clinton has been “implicated in at least five instances of rape, including the rape of former Miss America Elizabeth Ward Gracen,” quoting godfatherpolitics.com.
If “rape is rape,” then why are Democrats and Obama showcasing Clinton?
When it is convenient, they can play the rape-abortion-privacy trump card; when circumstances merit otherwise, they cover it up and everyone must keep their mouth shut. Why? Because it’s taboo — you can’t touch it. Only very powerful individuals can wield that card. We call this highly skilled and influential group of magic card wielders The Politicians.
And what have they done?
Platitudes are for the the lazy ones. Put your money where your mouth is: 5 things pro-life people can do for rape victims (publiccatholic.com).