Victims of Rape, Victims of Abortion - Neither Gets to Choose

M. Catharine Evans
On her Saturday morning show, MSNBC commentator and Democratic apparatchik Melissa Harris-Perry delivered an open letter to Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.  Why?  A couple of weeks ago, Mourdock was answering a debate question about abortion in cases of rape and incest and muddled his response.

If Mourdock was guilty of anything, it was intellectual laziness.  He should have had an above-reproach answer ready to fire towards the opposition.  With the fictitious "war on women" currently being fought by Harris-Perry, Fluke, and others, he should have known better.

But sometimes far-left feminists like the Tulane professor can inadvertently tell the truth.


Harris-Perry did exactly that in an open-letter segment of her show.  She got emotional and personal, and in so doing, she made a darn good case against...abortion.

You see, Mr. Mourdock, the violation of rape is more than physical. Rapists strip women of our right to choose, of our right to say no, of our right to control what is happening to our bodies. Most assailants tell us it is our fault. They tell us to be silent. Sometimes they even tell us it's God's will," she said. "That is the core violation of rape- it takes away choice. Richard, you believe it is fine to ignore a women's right to choose because of your interpretation of divinity. Sound familiar?

When we survive sexual assault, we are the gift. When we survive, when we go on to love, to work, to speak out, to have fun, to laugh, to dance, to cry, to live, when we do that, we defeat our attackers[.] ... For a moment, they strip us of our choices. As we heal, we take our choices back. We are the gift to ourselves, our families, our communities, and our nation when we survive.

Kudos to Melissa for her passionate description of what it's like to be physically violated, to have something happen to one's body through no fault of her own, to have no voice and oftentimes be blamed for the crime.

This is exactly what happens to the unborn child when its mother chooses to abort it.  She blames the baby in the womb; it's all the baby's fault that she's in this predicament.  The aborted child doesn't have the luxury of survival like Harris-Perry or of eventually being "a gift" to itself.  He or she cannot go on "to love, to work, to speak out, to have fun, to laugh, to dance, to cry, to live." 

That's the ultimate victimhood.

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On her Saturday morning show, MSNBC commentator and Democratic apparatchik Melissa Harris-Perry delivered an open letter to Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.  Why?  A couple of weeks ago, Mourdock was answering a debate question about abortion in cases of rape and incest and muddled his response.

If Mourdock was guilty of anything, it was intellectual laziness.  He should have had an above-reproach answer ready to fire towards the opposition.  With the fictitious "war on women" currently being fought by Harris-Perry, Fluke, and others, he should have known better.

But sometimes far-left feminists like the Tulane professor can inadvertently tell the truth.


Harris-Perry did exactly that in an open-letter segment of her show.  She got emotional and personal, and in so doing, she made a darn good case against...abortion.

You see, Mr. Mourdock, the violation of rape is more than physical. Rapists strip women of our right to choose, of our right to say no, of our right to control what is happening to our bodies. Most assailants tell us it is our fault. They tell us to be silent. Sometimes they even tell us it's God's will," she said. "That is the core violation of rape- it takes away choice. Richard, you believe it is fine to ignore a women's right to choose because of your interpretation of divinity. Sound familiar?

When we survive sexual assault, we are the gift. When we survive, when we go on to love, to work, to speak out, to have fun, to laugh, to dance, to cry, to live, when we do that, we defeat our attackers[.] ... For a moment, they strip us of our choices. As we heal, we take our choices back. We are the gift to ourselves, our families, our communities, and our nation when we survive.

Kudos to Melissa for her passionate description of what it's like to be physically violated, to have something happen to one's body through no fault of her own, to have no voice and oftentimes be blamed for the crime.

This is exactly what happens to the unborn child when its mother chooses to abort it.  She blames the baby in the womb; it's all the baby's fault that she's in this predicament.  The aborted child doesn't have the luxury of survival like Harris-Perry or of eventually being "a gift" to itself.  He or she cannot go on "to love, to work, to speak out, to have fun, to laugh, to dance, to cry, to live." 

That's the ultimate victimhood.

Read more M. Catharine Evans at
Potter Williams Report