Sharron Angle: Rape and Incest Are Just Part of God’s Plan

By Tana Ganeva
AlterNet

The Nevada GOP nominee for Senate thinks abortion should not be allowed even in cases of rape and incest.

For most of her campaign for U.S. Senate, Nevada GOP nominee Sharron Angle’s election strategy has consisted of avoiding reporters so she doesn’t get tricked into saying things publicly. Last night’s interview on Jon Ralston’s “Face to Face” is one of the few times since winning the GOP nomination that Angle has braved a media outlet that was not a wingnut blog or Fox News.

Fortunately, Angle has already said enough crazy shit to hobble spin efforts designed to paint her as less of an extremist for the general election. In a January interview with conservative talk show host David Manders, Angle explained her views on abortion. As with most responsible policy positions, the inspiration for Angle’s stance comes from God (clearly, the Old Testament God who is really into incest and rape):

MANDERS: I too am pro-life, but I’m also pro-choice. Do you understand what I say when I mean that?

ANGLE: Well, I’m pro-responsible choice. There’s choice to abstain, choice to use contraceptives … there’s all kinds of good choice….

MANDERS: Is there any reason at all for an abortion?

ANGLE: Not in my book.

MANDERS: So, in other words, rape and incest would not be something?

ANGLE: You know, I’m a Christian, and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.

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aWorldQuiteMad
11 years ago

I think she missed the logic train… She says that there is “choice” in that you can “choose” whether you have sex, and then says that it’s all “God’s will”. Those two things are mutually exclusive. No one “chooses” to get raped. I bet you a million dollars that if she needed an abortion, she would think it acceptable, but only for her.

These people are hypocrites, and aren’t fit to flip burgers at McDonalds, much less run our government.