Beautiful Rape? WV Delegate Considers the Possible Benefits

Written by SK Ashby

As lawmakers in West Virginia debate a 20-week abortion ban, at least one state delegate proclaimed that there is a possible bright side to being raped that lawmakers should consider.

"Obviously rape is awful," West Virginia Del. Brian Kurcaba (R) said during a committee hearing on a new abortion restriction, according to David Gutman, a Charleston Gazette reporter. "What is beautiful is the child that could come from this."


He could have just stopped after saying rape is awful. There doesn't need to be a but that follows. There shouldn't be.

It can't be any comfort to a pregnant rape victim to know there is no exception for their situation included in an abortion ban because their situation is actually "beautiful."