Attorney Conceived-in-Rape Blasts Ann Coulter

I knew this would happen! I predicted that Republican party apologists would blame Richard Mourdoch and Todd Akin’s losses on the fact that they are 100% pro-life, instead of acknowledging that the losses were due to how poorly they expressed their positions. And sure enough, the day after the election, Ann Coulter did just that. In her article entitled, “Don’t Blame Romney,” she spent half of the article blaming these two Senate candidates for daring to defend the life of every preborn child. Her exact words were, “because these two idiots decided to come out against abortion in the case of rape and incest,” calling them “pro-life badasses,” “purist grandstanders,” with “insane positions,” who were “showing off.” Unfortunately, Coulter has a huge following and will surely influence many uninformed readers with her misstatement of the facts and her flawed reasoning. I have great concern that these Senate losses will have a chilling effect on pro-life legislators and voters. Hence, a swift and thorough response is in order.

Ann Coulter, referenced “all the hard work intelligent pro-lifers . . . in the trenches” and what they have accomplished, as if she was one of them. Well, I’ve been in the trenches since 1995, and I must point out that Ann Coulter has been missing in action. I’ve never once seen her in here, so I can’t comprehend how she could possibly include herself in this group. I’m a hard-working intelligent pro-life activist, and I’m 100% pro-life – for good reason. I was not only conceived in rape, but nearly aborted at two back-alley abortionists. The only reason I wasn’t killed through a brutal abortion is because I was legally protected. My heroes are those pro-life legislators and activists who were hard-working and intelligent enough to understand that mine was a life worth saving.

Coulter went on to erroneously write that Mourdoch and Akin lost because they had “abortion positions that less than 1 percent of the nation agrees with.” Her figure is way off, and she has totally ignored the fact that their abortion position adheres to the Republican party platform! All she’s doing is further alienating the base. Mitt Romney alienated the base – not only by making the rape exception, but also by his own gaffes, such as when he said, “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.” Pro-life leaders were left to mop up that mess, from which he never recovered. Many pro-lifers who were already skeptical either voted third-party or stayed home. Three million Republicans stayed home, compared to 2008. Making matters worse, Romney ran ads in battleground states suggesting that it’s extreme to be 100% pro-life. How could anyone deny that such ads hurt Senate candidates like Akin in Missouri, Mourdoch in Indiana, and Smith in Pennsylvania, as well as congressional candidates like Koster in Washington and Bachmann in Minnesota? And let’s not forget how the party leadership threw these candidates under the bus – something Democrats do not do to their own.

Additionally, the 1% figure Coulter threw out there is just not even close to being true. Polls in the last few years have consistently shown that the number is between 20 to 24% of Americans who believe abortion should be illegal in cases of rape. The other 31%+ of Americans who are pro-life with exceptions are 99% of the way there, and only need to be nudged another 1%. My experience shows that this is easy to achieve – if you try, just as how my story changed the heart of Gov. Rick Perry during his presidential campaign. And that’s the key. Who has really tried? I know that the number of 100% pro-life Americans would be much higher if the pro-life movement as a whole actually went after this ground. Instead, Coulter is right in pointing out where the effort has been focused – on things like parental notification laws and efforts to ban partial birth abortion. The lives of children conceived in rape are often minimized with the standard dismissive language of: “Well, it’s only 1%.” Why continue to minimize? Why not stand up and really defend our lives? We need to try to gain ground on this issue, by educating the public, by equipping candidates and legislators on how to most effectively respond to the rape question, by making ads with children conceived in rape available for anyone who wishes to utilize them, and by removing rape exceptions from the law, beginning with the Hyde Amendment.

My response to people like Ann Coulter is – WE ARE NOT CANNON FODDER! You do not get to put us out on the front lines and then take a giant step back. The “burning building” analogy fails because you have no interest in working to save all. You do not get to call yourself pro-life by shutting off the water, sending the fire trucks home, while you stand there watching the building burn down with the 1 inside of it. If you want to see who the real extremist is, Ann Coulter, come on Fox News with me, look me in the eyes and tell me how you think my birthmother should have been able to abort me. Tell me that my life was not worthy of protection and that I don’t deserve to be living, and I’ll show you who is the one who is extreme.

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  • Harold

    These two caused a loss of the senate!

  • CincinnatiRIck

    Akin and Mourdoch were damned fools who were far more than merely inept in explaining their position.
    Akin was such a poor candidate that McCaskill “selected” him as her opponent by funding adds in the primary campaign against his opponents. And, once having been outed as an idiot, he was so out of touch with reality, he lacked the grace to step aside so that someone who had a chance could take down McCaskill.
    Mourdoch had the temerity to oppose a shoo-in for reelection because he wasn’t obnoxious enough in his conservatism to be a bomb-thrower.
    So please don’t tell me that either of these morons had the best interests of the conservative cause. The did more than just throw away two Senate seats, they fed into this “war on women” meme that damaged the Republic ticket nationwide, including Romney and Senate candidates who had to address their inane remarks in their own campaigns.
    Abortion is a losing issue because it is a litmus test for libertarian thinking. The same logic that tells you that you are sick and tired of people who think that government can run your life and spend your money better than you can applies to people who want to use government to enforce their religious and moral principles on others . I am so done with the hypocrisy. I told the NRSC that they can take me off their donor list and unsubscribe me. From now on I will contribute only to individual candidates who at least know how to separate their personal moral convictions from questions of public policy.

    • CSN

      Your use of adjectives just shows how Pro-Choice you really are. There is no reason to abort an infant for any reason whatsoever. Jaycee Dugard is a case in point, as is the woman who wrote this article.

      • CincinnatiRIck

        There you go again! I am not even remotely pro-choice and the Sandra Flukes of this world turn my stomach.
        But you need to understand that you are introducing a MORAL litmus test into a political realm. That makes you a “my way or the highway” one issue voter.
        It is possible to be pro-life without REQUIRING others to be so. It is also possible to be pro-life without giving your opponent a stick to beat you over the head…as Akin and Mourdock did.

        • CSN

          Moral Litmus Test isn’t such a bad idea…in fact, it is how we founded our Constitution that all men are endowed by their “Creator” with certain unalienable rights…LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS…not the pursuit of LICENSE. We are on a moral decline in this country, and people don’t care about 50,000,000 unborn babies brutally murdered in the wombs of their Mothers, but God does and he’ll stop it one way or the other. Expect more catastrophes and don’t worry about elections, as the signs are already pointing that God has just about given up on this country….PERIOD! I see the Obama victory as a punishment from God for our sins, and nothing more or less…..that storm came in opposition to our countries financial stability. Obama will sink us as never before.

          • CincinnatiRIck

            Yes we live under a Constitution. Why don’t you learn to RESPECT it? There is absolutely no reference to a “Creator” nor “inalienable rights” such as “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
            Moreover, it is fundamental to the form of all of our Constitutional rights that they are statements of WHAT THE GOVERNMENT MAY NOT DO TO THE INDIVIDUAL. Unless the GOVERNMENT is forcing or requiring you to have an abortion (as, for instance, happens in China) you have no Constitutional complaint.
            As for your moral rant, it is a noisy distraction with no currency or relevance to a political discussion. God may, in his Divine Wisdom, rain down fire and brimstone on this nation of wretched sinners. Unless and until that happens, we must govern ourselves.

          • CSN

            The Bill of Rights is part of the Constitution, so why don’t you learn to respect it? The Government, according to the Constitution, cannot force anyone to worship against the dictates of their own conscience, but rather according to the dictates of ones conscience, but nowhere do they allow Murder for the sake of convenience, which is what Abortion is all about. You, sir, are the problem, not those who would like to help this nation understand that moral certitude does not invent ways to bypass “Murder” in the First Degree, and there is no way our Constitution was framed to support Willful Murder. I will repeat what The Constitution Party of Oregon has asserted, that far from granting license to do whatever we want, that true Liberty comes from God and real freedom is born of self-Government. With James Madison I assert the precious ideal which set our country apart from other nations, namely “We have staked the whole future ..upon the capacity of each of us to govern ourselves…according to the Ten Commandments of God.” – James Madison I would invite you to read the Seven Principles of the Constitution Party of Oregon, and would invite others to join in this ideal, which would bring our nation back to its original foundation and principles of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, according to the Ten Commandments of God, for without those Principles we are founded on moving Sand, and not upon the Rock, and will fall as Rome did many centuries ago.

          • CincinnatiRIck

            No one is forcing you to worship against the dictates of your own conscience, per the first Amendment. But what sort of hypocrite, who feels that their conscience and morality are inviolable, withholds that same protection for others?

          • CSN

            Do you read what I write, or just ignor what I write? Perhaps your brain is too small to realize the whole picture I’m trying to portray to your ignorant minded self centered egotistical Moderateness.

          • CincinnatiRIck

            Argument ad hominem…the last refuge of the incompetent. Your intellectual poverty reflects badly on every cause you advocate. With friends like you, Christianity lacks for no enemies.

          • CSN

            ….Govern yourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God – James Madison. Framer of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

          • CincinnatiRIck

            Yes, and you would do well to learn from Madison and the other founders that their PERSONAL beliefs and practices may in no way infringe on the equal rights of others to the same. This is a direct quote from Wikipedia and feel free to verify (and see it in full context) for yourself:

            In 1779 Jefferson proposed “The Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom,” which was adopted in 1786. Its goal was complete separation of church and state; it declared the opinions of men to be beyond the jurisdiction of the civil magistrate. He asserted that the mind is not subject to coercion, that civil rights have no dependence on religious opinions, and that the opinions of men are not the concern of civil government. This became one of the American charters of freedom. This elevated declaration of the freedom of the mind was hailed in Europe as “an example of legislative wisdom and liberality never before known.”[25]

            From 1784 to 1786, Jefferson and James Madison worked together to oppose Patrick Henry’s attempts to assess general taxes in Virginia to support churches. In 1786, the Virginia General Assembly passed Jefferson’s Bill for Religious Freedom, which he had first submitted in 1779. It was one of only three accomplishments he put in his epitaph. The law read: “No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burdened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer, on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.[26]

  • Bunruh

    Ann Coulter is an egotistical bitch and needs to be cast aside by the conservative movement. Her adoration of the fat bastard Chris Christe is example 1.

    • CincinnatiRIck

      You retards can’t get your story straight. The author (Kiessling) tells us: ” And let’s not forget how the party leadership threw these candidates under the bus – something Democrats do not do to their own.” And now you hypocritically want to throw Coulter and Christie “under the bus” because they are not “conservative” enough to suit your taste. Yes, Coulter is an egotistical bitch and Christie is a fat bastard. Perhaps you would prefer Stephanie Cutter and Rahm Emanuel? After all Cutter is a total sweetheart and Rahm is certainly not fat. You are such a purist fool that you probably cheered when Olympia Snowe retired.

  • RocktheBenz

    the republican party is run by rinos. The fact 3 million stayed home is because romney is a milk-toast and not a true conservtive. Even us who voted for him held our nose while we pulled the handle. Only when the republican party puts up a real conservative will they take back the white house. It is hard to believe that a country of 330 million people doesn’t have a better candidate than a group of rinos like romney. I live in mexifornia and am now going to be searching for a republican led state to move to. I hope I can find a stupid buyer for my house…

    • CSN

      I believe it was closer to 8 to 12 million stayed home, according to some research studies. 12,000,000 less votes in 2012 than in 2008.

  • CSN

    I think that Ann Coulter’s moral certitude is in question. She seems to be playing both sides of the fence. She is more RINO than Republican. Ronald Reagan brought in a Pro-Life Republican Party, and that platform has stuck even through a Bush Presidency. The youth of today are not more Pro-choice, but more Pro-Life, as has been proven by many polls and data. We’ve lost our moral convictions due to Pornography, Internet Pornography, lack of substance in evangelism, and working Mother’s (sorry to say). The hand that rocks the cradle, rocks the nation. If there is not a good solid family foundation, then the children will go the way of the world, and without a Mother to direct and oversee the children on a regular basis, they will get away from her, and she’ll miss all of those precious opportunities to be there when they need her guidance. Home Schooling is the best choice. Work at home Mom’s can keep an eye on the kids better, but someone has to be present in the home when the children are growing up or there won’t be stability in the home. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdoch were dissed by the RINO Republican Party more than the Democratic Party. They wouldn’t even support them with any funds whatsoever, so Tea Party had to make up for it. The Democrat Machine was out in full force, so they lost, but who knows if they really lost or someone threw their votes away. I think all close elections should be closely monitored as is Allen West. Allen West is only 400 votes behind his contender now after counting Provisional Ballots, etc. and if they open up the fraud in St. Lucie County, he’ll probably be way over the top. Ann Coulter should go back to wirting fictional novels or move over to the Democrat Party. We don’t need her kind.

    • CincinnatiRIck

      How many facts can you mangle in one post?

      1) Ronald Reagan and the GOP platform have never discussed much less endorsed “legitimate rape” not causing pregnancy.

      2) A “stay at home” mom is a luxury few can afford today. Aside from turning back the clock to 1950, what are you proposing? Otherwise you are just whining.

      3) Mourdock was financially supported by the NRSC (and me, for that matter) and Romney even cut an ad for him (which he refused to disavow even after the controversy broke). Unlike hopeless Akin, Mourdock was in a tight race after primarying Dick Lugar and should have been prepared for the abortion “gotcha.” I have no quarrel with his abortion position (or any other) but I do have a quarrel with his not being “ready for prime time.”

      4) I don’t know what TEA Party you’re talking about supporting Akin…certainly not mine. TEA=taxed enough already…where do you see “abortion” in that motto? I guess you see abortion in everything. You need to stop assuming that the TEA Party is somehow the same thing as social conservatives. The TEA Party is opposed to government intrusion and the nanny state in ALL phases of life. If the government can be used to enforce your morality it can be used to enforce Mayor Bloomberg’s morality or Sandra Fluke’s.

      5) I made several contributions to Allen West’s campaign and I sure hope he pulls it out. But I’m not prepared to allege fraud unless and until there is some substantial indication. West is a bulldog and will leave no stone unturned to see that there is a fair count.

      6) Ann Coulter has a far better claim than you and has done far more for the GOP than you. If someone needs to leave, maybe it’s you. She’s a fighter and doesn’t like losing. Judging by your willingness to throw anyone who disagees with you “under the bus”, it’s rather evident that you are a loser.

      • CSN

        I’m not leaving yet…..perhaps you can leave with Ann Coulter…you’re all in love with your own opinions, but others are right and you’re just plain WRONG! The Tail is wagging the dog now, and we need to get rid of Big Government….so stop your whining and just realize that because the GOP disenfranchised a majority of delegates at the GOP Convention, they’re now without a leader of sorts. Ann Coulter has done nothing for the GOP besides pretending she’s a conservative. How many unborn babies has she saved from Abortion? How much money and effort has she spent in speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves….YES ABORTION IS KILLING THIS NATION, AND IS A BIG REASON WE HAVE BABY BOOMERS OUTNUMBERING YOUNG PEOPLE, BECAUSE THOSE BABIES ARE DEAD, AND CANNOT SUPPORT THEM IN SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM WHICH NEEDS AT LEAST 2.5 PEOPLE PER FAMILY TO KEEP IT GOING. We’ve killed our own financial system which needs people, jobs and numbers to keep it going…not illegals which are leeching the system.

        • CincinnatiRIck

          Agreed…we are just a few steps behind Europe. And those who are producing the next generation are those least capable of supporting, nurturing and educating the young. What are you going to do…force educated women to have children? Yahwol, Mein Fuhrer would approve!

          The upside is that, by and large, our immigrants are susceptible of being incorporated in this nation. The Moslem immigration into Europe is not susceptible of assimilation. The same things that are being said today about the Latino immigrants were beings said in bygone years of wave after wave of immigrants from Europe. Remember “No Irish need apply.”

  • CSN

    Scott Brown couldn’t have been more Pro-Choice and he lost, so this idea of changing the platform is way over the top. It’s about turnout and conviction. Republicans have done a terrible job of stopping Obama in the House, and Boehner needs to go. We’ll see a different Congress if we get rid of Boehner and stop listening to the Coulter pundits as well.

    • CincinnatiRIck

      Having Akin and Mourdock as albatrosses around his neck may just have been the straw that broke the camel’s back…not only for Brown but for other Senate candidates. Note also that Akin and Moudock lost “sure” red state seats by far bigger margins than Brown lost by in true blue Massachusetts.

      • You are spot-on correct. I saw political ads floating across the internet that had a picture of Romney, Ryan, Mourdock, and Akin, entitled, “The Four Horsemen Against Women’s Rights.” The Democrat party decided to make abortion and women’s rights a key issue to sway the largest and easily-influenced voting block, and it worked.

        Akin and Mourdock were the reason women made a point of voting (like their lady parts depended on it) for the Ds in VA, MA, MT, MO, IN, ND, CT, NM, FL, and OH. We should have taken all of those states for the Senate, and are darned lucky we didn’t also lose NV, and NE. Gallop polls said this was the largest gender gap in their polling history.

  • Unwed

    I had a child that was the result of date rape. My son is now 45 and is a wonderful son, husband, and father. I would not take any amount of money for him. It was tough at the time because if you were an unwed mother you were considered a slut. I also was not like these girls who think WIC, free birthcontrol, and abortion is the answer. I got a job and supported my son.

  • Amy Walker

    Ann Coulter makes me GAG! I love Rebecca Kiessling!! Just one of GOD’s beautiful creations of intrinsic worth, value and purpose!!