There seems to be a large amount of people talking on behalf of other people. And more often than not, the people talking have no idea what they're talking about.
First thing I want to say is that I am not a supporter of abortion unless the mother is in direct danger of losing her life. I know that that may upset a good bit of you, but it's my belief. I don't think it's right to terminate a pregnancy, particularly only because it came at an inconvenient time. However, I have a huge issue with people who share my point of view speaking out of turn and saying stupid things.
The latest idiot is some guy who doesn't deserve me using his real name who is running for some office in Indiana. He had the nerve to say that rape was a gift from God. How dare anyone use my Lord to justify their sick and twisted thoughts. God doesn't want any woman to be raped. God never wants anyone to be hurt by anyone else. I don't know if he was trying to use the idea the verse that says "What man intended for evil, God intended for good" or what. I could understand if he had just said that and left it there. However, when you play the "God Card" at the expense of victims of a heinous crime, that just sickens me. I do believe that something good can come from a bad thing. I do believe that God can turn a sick crime into a blessing. I've seen some of my friends take a terrible situation and turn it into a soul strengthening experience. That's where he should have went with that statement.
How about that goof who had the nerve to say that you can't get pregnant from "legitimate" rape? What in the name of Sam Hill is legitimate rape? Rape is rape, no matter what. For someone to say that you can't get pregnant from rape or that you weren't really raped if you got pregnant is just asinine. It throws me for a loop that there are people that will stand behind that guy. Your body doesn't shut down to avoid pregnancy, who told him that?
It seems in general, there are a lot of people trying to speak on behalf of people they know nothing about. I can never speak for rape victims. I know a couple, and for me to try to speak for them would be ignorant. These men trying to define it and decide who is a victim and who isn't is crazy. Like I said, I have my belief on abortion and such, but it doesn't mean I have the right to tell other people what they've felt or what they've gone through.
I'm annoyed by these people who will say whatever they want to get their point across. I just want people to walk a mile in other people's shoes before they go spouting their mouths off. It'd make this planet a lot easier to live on, let me tell you.