Idaho Lawmaker is Against Abortion, Even in Cases of Rape and Incest, Because the "Hand of the Almighty" Is at Work

[Trigger warning for rape, rape apologia, and Christian supremacy.]

There is not enough shutthefuckup in the world for this mess: Arguing against an abortion exception for rape, Republican state legislator Brent Crane, author of an anti-choice bill in Idaho which would criminalize abortion after 20 weeks with no exceptions for rape/incest, severe fetal abnormality, or psychological health of the pregnant woman, whipped out the old "God's plan" chestnut:

The Idaho bill's House sponsor, state Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, told legislators that the "hand of the Almighty" was at work. "His ways are higher than our ways," Crane said. "He has the ability to take difficult, tragic, horrific circumstances and then turn them into wonderful examples."

I'll just go ahead and reiterate

what I said

when former Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle was talking the same shit: If an anthropomorphic god with a "plan" for every human being existed, and Crane's version of that god were accurate, and that god actively used rape as a way to execute parts of its "plan," then I would seek commune with that god strictly for the purpose of rejecting it outright, strongly preferring on principle an eternal consignment to hellfire than even inadvertently conveying an infinitesimal moment of confusion as to my position.

[H/T to Spudsy.]

Shakesville / By Melissa McEwan | Sourced from

Posted at April 8, 2011, 4:00am

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