Regarding the article about John Koster: this is the third GOP hopeful who has stepped forward to give his "Godly opinion" that rape is nothing to be upset about! How dare he!
He has daughters who could be victims not only to the physical/emotional trama that leaves scars for life, but to the numerous STDs and AIDS risks.
Rape is a brutal violation and a crime. Look in Webster's dictionary! It is not "a roll in the hay" except for the person doing it. One comment made by some wise person was that rape was God's will. I wonder what church he goes to? The child from that action will sooner or later find out because there is always "someone" who can't wait to let it be known.
Koster's remark that "he knows a woman who was raped and gave up the child for adoption without any regrets" - well goody for her. She got rid of her problem and moved on with her life as if she dropped a jar of peanut butter on the grocery store floor and let someone else clean it up.
I am a retired nurse and I am here to state that no one has the right to meddle in the medical/physical/emotional affairs of such or like matters. It is between the woman, her spouse, and medical adviser.
Be careful - Mr. Government, someone may knock on your door over an issue that is in "your glass house" and there will be no one there for you!
We women have brains and rights, and thank God I am married to a man who respects me for that. Linda J. Allen's letter to the editor is well worth the read. If there is any man out there who thinks rape is a "fun" feeling - visit a male prison and talk with the inmates!
Judianne B. Rinker, Strasburg