With much of the focus on Saturday might’s GOP debate seemingly revolving around Marco Rubio’s repetition of a sound bite, the most egregious and shocking moment came late in the debate, after Rubio valiantly stood up for the rights of the unborn while Chris Christie uttered a reprehensible defense of abortion.
Prompted by moderator Mary Catherine Ham, who told Christie, “You too, have talked about Senator Rubio’s position on the life issue. Some conservative activists have called this line of attack harmful to the pro-life cause,” Christie first waxed eloquent about how his state had defunded Planned Parenthood, (avoiding how he once donated to that organization and said in 1994 that he was pro-choice) then segued into this, regarding the relatively few women who have become pregnant as a result of rape or incest: “That woman should not have to deliver that child if they believe that violation is now an act of self-defense by terminating that pregnancy.”
Self-defense. So the tiny embryo that is brimming with life now is regarded as a threat to the mother, thereby permitting her so take the life.
The response came fast and furious:
As Life News reported, “Rebecca Kiessling, who was conceived in rape, was flabbergasted that Christie defended abrotions that could have claimed her life. ‘Children like me #conceivedinrape are really taking a beating tonight! Who will defend us?’ she asked. ‘What message does that send? Such discrimination would never be tolerated with any other people group!’”
“Children like me #conceivedinrape are really taking a beating tonight! Who will defend us?”
But then, the whole argument abortion comes down to this, as cogently noted by talk show host Doc Washburn when replying to a pro-choice advocate: