Friday, August 31, 2012

Does 'rape is rape' rule out the possibility of false rape claims?

The following is a piece written by a partisan in the abortion battle. This blog does not involve itself in that thorny controversy, but the writer poses some blunt questions that are a concern to the community of the wrongly accused. It is found here: http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/29/abortion-advcoates-are-hypocrites-when-it-comes-to-rape-criticism/

Democrats and feminists have mounted a sustained attack against Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin for using the term “legitimate” rape, feigning horror at the implication there might be such a thing as “illegitimate” rape.

One liberal of distinction notably missing from the conversation is Whoopi Goldberg, who in 2009 defended director Roman Polanski by claiming his rape of a 13-yr-old in 1977 “wasn’t rape-rape,” she said. ” I think it was something else, but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.”

The conveniently ignored reality today is that just as men can victimize women by rape, women can victimize men by falsely accusing them of rape. It’s as old as the book of Genesis
Joseph was well-built and good-looking, and after a while his master’s wife began to desire Joseph and asked him to go to bed with her. He refused…. Although she asked Joseph day after day, he would not go to bed with her.

But one day when Joseph went into the house to do his work, none of the house servants was there. She caught him by his robe and said, “Come to bed with me.” But he escaped and ran outside, leaving his robe in her hand….

[S]he called to her house servants and said, “Look at this! This Hebrew that my husband brought… came into my room and tried to rape me, but I screamed as loud as I could. When he heard me scream, he ran outside, leaving his robe beside me.”…

Joseph’s master was furious and had Joseph arrested and put in the prison….
Ironically, the legalization of abortion in 1973 was based on the false claim of pregnancy by rape. From About.com:
[Norma McCorvey] initially said that her third pregnancy, the one in question at the time of Roe v. Wade, was the result of rape, but years later she said she had invented the rape story in an attempt to make a stronger case for an abortion.
Nevertheless, when it comes to Republicans, “rape is rape,” said President Obama of Akin’s comment, adding, “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.”

Obama could have strengthened his statement by saying, “Rape is rape-rape,” but I digress.

His point is that we should take a woman’s word for it.

Thus, Obama would apparently take umbrage with the plot of To Kill a Mockingbird, wherein a white attorney defends a black man against a white woman’s false accusation of rape…

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?

Because they’re hypocrites, of course. And don’t expect the hypocritical mainstream media to point this out.

And there’s more. Akin’s opponent, pro-abortion Democrat incumbent Claire McCaskill, was incredulous that Akin could be “so ignorant about the emotional and physical trauma brought on by rape.”

Meanwhile McCaskill refuses to support a law that would make it illegal for adult nonparents to traffick minors for abortions from a state with parental notification laws, such as Missouri, to a state without them, such as the one next door, Illinois, often, obviously, to cover up rape-rape.

LifeNews.com Note: Jill Stanek fought to stop “live birth abortions” after witnessing one as an RN at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. That led to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act legislation, signed by President Bush, that would ensure that proper medical care be given to unborn children who survive botched abortion attempts.