A Broadsheet reader forwarded the following excerpt from Friday’s edition of “The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer,” but I’ve been unsure of how to post it without actually vomiting. I think it’s time to just bite the bullet…. [S]tate Sen. Bill Napoli (R) was asked if he could conceive of a scenario in which the exception [allowing for abortion] might be invoked….
A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life.