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  •  It's not rape if it's not forcible (4+ / 0-)
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    Otherwise, it's consensual sex.  To prove rape, the government must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the man forced the woman without her consent.  Physical resistance is not an element.  If the assailant has a gun or a knife and threatens to use it if his victim resists, or threatens to choke her to death if she resists, so she doesn't resist, then it's still rape.  

    Putting the word "forcible" in front of the word "rape" is the ultimate redundancy.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 02:58:36 PM PDT

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    •  Or if they (1+ / 0-)
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      are drunk, drugged or not able give a yes or no.  They also don't discuss child rape or rape or the mentally impaired.  All they have proposed is NO abortion NO exceptions.
      I'm not sure it was Akins or one of  his ,dumb as a dry dog turd, fellow morans .  The question was what do we do when the mother's life is in serious danger if the pregnancy isn't terminated? The answer was that the doctor would have to make a moral judgment on which life had the most value.......ARRRRGH!!   Why hasn't the normal  course of  evolution weeded  these brain stems  out?

      "if you don't make peaceful revolution possible, you make violent revolution inevitable." ….JFK. .......{- 8.25 / -5.64}

      by carver on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 03:44:29 PM PDT

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