Angle On Opposition To Abortion In Cases Of Rape: Make ‘A Lemon Situation Into Lemonade’

Douglas Graham

Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee for Senate in Nevada against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, explained her opposition to abortion even in cases of rape and incest: “Two wrongs don’t make a right,” and young girls who sought alternatives to abortion “made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade.”

As Sam Stein reports, in a radio interview in late June, with conservative talker Alan Stock, Angle explained:

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. Well one girl in particular moved in with the adoptive parents of her child, and they both were adopted. Both of them grew up, one graduated from high school, the other had parents that loved her and she also graduated from high school. And I’ll tell you the little girl who was born from that very poor situation came to me when she was 13 and said ‘I know what you did thank you for saving my life.’ So it is meaningful to me to err on the side of life.

The TPM Poll Average currently gives Angle a lead of 46.0%-40.8%.