Well, it appears young girls raped by their fathers should--in the words of Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle--turn lemons into lemonade by becoming parents themselves.
As a guest on the conservative Alan Stock Show, Angle was specifically answering the host's questions which arose from an earlier interview on the Bill Manders show, when she maintained that she doesn't support abortion even in cases of rape and incest, saying that they were part of "God's plan."
Stock: What do you say then to a young girl, I am going to place it as he said it, when a young girl is raped by her father, let's say, and she is pregnant. How do you explain this to her in terms of wanting her to go through the process of having the baby?
Angle: I think that two wrongs don't make a right. And I have been in the situation of counseling young girls, not 13 but 15, who have had very at risk, difficult pregnancies. And my counsel was to look for some alternatives, which they did. And they found that they had made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade.
God's plan? Lemonade? We're talking about one of the most brutal things that can happen to a minor and all we've got is a bad cliché ? What's next? Telling victims terrorism to "turn that frown upside down?"
As a parent, I'd like to think that regardless of political affiliation, most of us can agree that this line of logic is patently absurd. It's hard enough to be a teen parent when you've handpicked the path for yourself-how could having it chosen for you through an act of violence possibly be a viable options? How could taking responsibility for someone else's horrible aggression for the rest of your life be expected from the adults around you? How does teaching our girls that their safety and wellbeing are this unimportant to us make them better parents themselves?I'm just not buying it. You want our girls to grow up to be good parents? Give them love, and choices, and respect-not the short end of a twisted morality stick.