Opposing Abortion In Instances Of Rape Is Ok If You’re An Obama Nominee

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Remember when liberals were flipping out about a “war on women” because certain Republican candidates didn’t think abortion was ok in instances of rape?

Well stand by for those same liberals to flip out because Obama’s pick for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagle, doesn’t support abortion in instances of rape.

Here it comes. Any minute now.

When he announced his candidacy for Senate, Hagel said that he opposed abortion except to protect the life of the mother and in cases of rape and incest. Hagel decided he didn’t believe that exclusion for rape were necessary after studying the issue near the end of his campaign.

“I am pro-life with one exception — the life of the mother. I oppose taxpayer funded abortions. We must promote adoption and support the strengthening of American families. I will vote with and support the pro-life movement,” Hagel said in a piece of 1996 campaign literature, according to the Omaha World Herald.

Then Senate-candidate Hagel said that he “tightened” his position on abortion after he said he discovered that abortion in the case of rape and incest are “rare” according to multiple local press reports.

“As I looked at those numbers, if I want to prevent abortions, I don’t think those two exceptions are relevant,” Hagel said, according to the Omaha paper.

NARAL has already given Hagel a pass on opposing abortions in military hospitals. No word yet on whether or not the grievance mongers in the feminist left will be able to stretch their blind loyalty to Obama to cover this latest development, however.

As to Hagel’s position, it’s one I agree with personally. I think that if you’re choosing between the life of the mother and the life of the child, a choice is allowable. But killing off an unborn child simply because of the unhappy circumstances of its conception?

If you believe that life begins at conception, and scientifically I’m not sure how else you could possibly define it, then you must believe that abortion in instances of rape is wrong.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Guest

    Exactly, as Secretary of Defense Hagel will be in the same position to regulate abortion as a Senator or Congressman. We all how instrumental Rumsfeld was in the passage of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Buy I thought purple who believed this were dangerous women haters.

      There aren’t females in the military?

      • slackwarerobert

        There are, but they don’t want abortions, they get knocked up to keep from being deployed. Remember the “love boat” in bushes term. An entire ship of knocked up female troops.

  • Matthew Hawkins

    As the Defense Secretary why does this matter?

    • reggy

      Narrative > all, obviously

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Boy there really is nothing you guys can’t rationalize is there?

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    I think he’s an idiot for not supporting abortion in the case of rape, but I think he will make an excellent Secretary of Defense.

    But you will always just be a dummy.

    • $16179444

      Interesting that you’d be vouching for the qualifications of the
      godfather of the secret US drone strike program. Also, someone who voted
      for the Iraq war back in 2002, despite he himself calling it a “war for
      oil”.

      Watching you lefties turn into hawks because of the D next to the President’s name is high comedy.

      Hypocrites. All of you.

  • LastBestHope

    This Hagel position was a 100% disqualifier for GOP Senate candidates in 2012 and the focus of 24/7 media attention.

    and now, since it’s about The One, it’s a nothing-burger?

    • Matthew Hawkins

      Yes, this position was wrong for Democratic Senate candidates because they could effect this issue.

      Defense secretaries do not effect this issue so Obama has rightfully decided that the issue is moot.

      • slackwarerobert

        Are you sure. Wouldn’t he be in charge of upholding that no abortions are performed on military bases?

      • camsaure

        And I would bet that you are also ignorant enough to believe that only white people can be racially predjudiced, as they hold power, people of color cannot be no matter how severe their level of hate is. That is a typical liberal position. By the way you claim to be a lawyer; where is that? What firm do you work for?

  • ellinas1

    Rape defined by Mr. Port: “the unhappy circumstances of its conception”

    I pray that none of the females in your immediate or extended family ever encounter unhappy circumstances of conception.
    If they do, the I hope you do everything in your power to convince them to not kill the unborn child simply because of the unhappy circumstances of its conception.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Under current law, it wouldn’t be my choice, but my wife and I have discussed this and we feel the same way.

      A life is a life. I don’t see the ethics or the morality in compounding one evil with another.

      • ellinas1

        What are you saying?

        Are you saying that if someone raped your wife, and she got pregnant you would keep and raise that child lovingly?
        Have you asked other females about this? Are they willing to keep and raise a child that would remind them of the brutal rape?

  • AG

    As such a staunch believer that life cannot be terminated after conception, Rob must logically also be against the death penalty, right? Otherwise, way does passage through the birth canal terminate life’s inviolability?

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      I am against the death penalty, absolutely.

      • Matthew Hawkins

        Glad to hear it

    • slackwarerobert

      Which is why you don’t need a life of the mother exception. Nothing wrong with killing people who are out to harm you. Nothing wrong with killing people who kill others. Once you look at the child as a person, there is no question of what to do. You treat them like a person.

  • WOOF

    Hagel will dance to OB 1’s tune.

  • Bat One

    Hagle’s appointment means that Iran can proceed with its nuclear weapons program without fear of US interference, and Israel, for all practical purposes, is on its own. The disarming of America begins with Hagle’s confirmation

  • SigFan

    Watch the left lie, twist and squirm their way past this one – with a generous assist from media indifference. But as we all know – it’s different when you’re a Democrat, or an Obama sycophant.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Obama will use Hagel as a strawman once they both whittle the military budget down to nothing and we have a national military emergency. Obama will then blame Republicans (Hagel). It’s all part of the plan

  • banjo kid

    The animals protect their young and do not kill them because they would be an inconvenience . I think we would be better off to be like animals in this regard. I am surprised Obama wants a pro life of any kind in his cabinet.

  • slackwarerobert

    You don’t need a ‘life of the mother’ exception. Just pass a ‘stand your ground’ law, and every one can protect themselves from harm. Why should only women be able to save themselves, and then only if they know the attacker.

    Aborting from a rape is destruction of evidence, how are you going to prosecute the person if you throw out the proof?

  • slackwarerobert

    But the only question is does he know how to fight and win a war? We haven’t had a sec of def that knows that since WWII. If he wants to just fight containment, and get our troops killed, he is not qualified.

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