Tag: rape

What about abortion in cases of rape and incest? The case for life

In the abortion debate, cases of rape and incest are often brought up as reasons as to why abortion rights are a necessity. It’s always used as somewhat of a trump card for the pro-choice side.

This week, in the wake of Alabama’s new abortion law, I’ve read different testimonies of people who were conceived in rape. It’s tragic that they’re often the poster children for why other children can be aborted. Their worth and lives are so easily cast aside in this discussion, as if it’s just a given that they didn’t have the right to be born because of the circumstances in which they were conceived.

Rape investigation botched: more evidence that little was done to investigate Jameis Winston

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Going back to football season, I had paid attention to the alleged sexual assault committed by Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston. Something always seemed off about the case.

Today, the New York Times has an investigative piece by Walt Bogdanich which explains the situation and the chain of events.

I realize that we are innocent until proven guilty. I’m not saying that I’m so certain that Winston is absolutely guilty. But this article confirms the gut feeling I had from everything else I’ve ever read about this alleged crime: That the university and the city police department did very little to get to the bottom of this case when the allegations were originally made.

Here are a few noteworthy pieces of information pertaining to the initial investigation: