I examined the positions on issues held by other candidates for the GOP nomination for the United States House of Representatives for the 5th Congressional District of Indiana. I will address these issues and candidates in no particular order. Today I focus on one candidate and one issue, or set of issues.
My view is that if you are a woman and you are raped, you should not be forced to take to term a fetus to that results from that involuntary union.
Usually people say “let’s not dwell on that unpleasant part” - i.e., a woman being held down or shoved against a wall and battered, and - I won’t go on. The woman is brutalized. The LAST person she ever wants to encounter - I write that for some males who read this - is the rapist.
Danny Niederberger is a candidate for the GOP nomination in the 5th. On his website he listed his “five pillars.” I thought that, maybe, an adherent of the Islamic faith was in the race. That notion soon was dispelled.
On his website, Danny states: “Rape and incest account for 0.1% of all abortions in the United States. I do not believe it is proper to base legislation off 0.1 %. I also believe the nature of conception should not dictate the life of the child.”
Of course, if you are a woman in that “lucky” 0.1% and cannot afford medical care, you are twice ... well, you know. You will be on the hook for however many thousands of dollars are charged.
But wait! There’s more! Under Indiana Law - and other states have similar provisions - a biological father, i.e., sperm donor, has rights of visitation and parenting, etc. The person who held that woman down or kicked her in the head, has a say in how a child is raisedand now is a weekly - if now a daily - part of her life. If you think it can get worse, it does.
If that woman does anything to call into question her ability to parent - she is at a party that gets busted (frequenting a common nuisance), is in a vehicle that gets pulled over and she has alcohol on her breath (public intoxication), etc. - “dad” gets to challenge her for custody. i.e. If he wins - and it can happen, and NOT in your wildest dreams - then she can be ordered to pay child support to the rapist, perhaps until the child is 22 years of age.
The matters I cited are under Indiana law. Some states’ laws are less draconian, some not.
My view is shaped by moral standards set forth in a SCOTUS case the decision of whiich was written by a Justice who was nominated by a GOP President - Richard Nixon. Roe v. Wade was a product of the Nixon Court.
I cannot get pregnant. I shall not tell a woman how she makes decision with her life.