I know that sometimes politicians say things they might not mean or that get taken out of context (though, usually, the whole ‘out of context’ excuse doesn’t hold water). But I was floored when GOP/Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle, who wants Harry Reid’s Nevada Senate seat, suggested not just that unplanned pregnancies are part of God’s greater plan, but also part of the Almighty’s agenda regardless of whether those pregnancies are a result of sexual violence.
As you might guess, I have a few things to say about comments like that that strike me as out of touch with reality. Not surprisingly, there are some who agree with her and they’re not holding back over at me weekly Speaker of the House column.
What do you think? Even if you don’t believe in abortion in instances of rape or incest, are violent acts against women also a part of “God’s plan?”