Letter to the Editor
The official platform of the Republican party and most Republican politicians oppose abortion even in the case of rape, incest, and the life of the mother.. So I have some questions for those who want to pass laws compelling women to bear the child of their rapist.
Suppose your wife is raped and she gets pregnant. Are you going to raise the rapist’s baby as your own? How are you going to explain this baby to your other kids? If your wife has complications and will die in childbirth, are you willing to sacrifice her life for the rapist’s baby? When the rapist gets out of jail and wants to visit his child, how are you going to feel about him coming around to your home to pick up and drop off his kid? Are you ready to consult the rapist about medical decisions and where the child will go to school? How will you feel if you want to move but you can’t because it will interfere with the rapist’s parental rights. (yes – rapists have parental rights in most states.)
If you are fine with this then go ahead and vote for the Republicans. But if you don’t want the government to force your wife to bear the rapist’s child and then have a shared parental relationship with the rapist for the rest of her life then the Republicans are not the party for you.