God has a plan

In the USA, Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle recently made comments explaining why she opposes abortion even in the cases of rape and/or incest:

“You know, I’m a Christian, and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things”

She was given the oppourtunity to explain (or, I suppose, ‘clarify’) her statement, and I think describing rape (or incest, she doesn’t specify exactly what the situations these girls were in) as a “lemon situation” (talk about an understatement!) that can be made into lemonade, is pretty awful.

Additionally, I never quite understand the “God’s plan” perspective; if rape can be part of God’s plan, why can’t abortion also be part of it? If it is about medical interference, then we should probably shut all the hospitals. If it is about ‘ending a life’, then I guess the US should take the death penalty off the table.

One Comment

  1. Boganette says:

    Yes. Lots of yes.