Monsters in our midst

Monsters in our midst

by digby

This literally made my stomach churn. This man is a total fucking barbarian:

During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, Mike Huckabee was asked about “Mainumby,” a ten-year-old Paraguayan girl who became pregnant after she was raped by her stepfather. The girl, whose name is a pseudonym, was denied an abortion and forced to carry the baby to term, despite objections from medical experts.

When CNN host Dana Bash asked Huckabee if he would have allowed Mainumby to have an abortion, Huckabee responded with a stock answer: “Does it solve the problem by taking the life of an innocent child?”

Bash then asked Huckabee if it would be easy “looking in the eyes of a 10-year-old girl and saying, ‘You had a horrible thing happen to you, and you’re going to...carry it out for the next nine months.’”

Huckabee responded: “No, it isn’t easy. I wouldn’t pretend it’s anything other than a terrible tragedy. But let’s not compound the tragedy by taking yet another life.”

His rationale for such a decision is two-fold Huckabee explained, it protects both fetus and mother: “There are two victims. One is the child; the other is that birth mother who often will go through extraordinary guilt years later when she begins to think through what happened — with the baby, with her. And again, there are no easy answers here.”

No! It does not "protect" that girl. That's fatuous nonsense. It makes it a thousand times worse for her. He's worried about her psyche in the future so he thinks after going through rape that pregnancy and childbirth at the age of 10 is better? I'm incredulous.

That little 10 year old girl is being punished by patriarchal overlords and zygote worshippers for having the misfortune of getting pregnant after being criminally assaulted by a child molester. And forcing her to go through nine months of pregnancy and childbirth makes Mike Huckabee and everyone who thinks like him criminal child molesters as well. That seems to be a common attribute of these ultra conservative religious types.

It would not have been a tragedy to abort that fetus. It is a terrible tragedy what they all consciously did to that poor little girl.

I hope Huckabee and all his superstitious ilk are right and there is a hell. Because if all this is a test for the qualification for the afterlife, he's going there. Too bad about the hell that 10 year old has to live on earth because of primitive jerks like him.

Oh, and add Marco Rubio and Scott Walker to the list hellbound monsters too.