A little thing like rape isn't a good enough excuse for an abortion, as far as Sharron Angle's concerned. Harry Reid's conservative, Tea Party-backed opponent gave an interview in January, in which she told conservative host Bill Manders that rape victims need to trust in God's plan. “Is there any reason at all for an abortion?” Manders asks in the clip, which was dug up by Think Progress. “Not in my book,” Angle replies.
Not even, Manders presses, in the case of rape or incest? “Well, you know, I'm a Christian,” Angle says, “and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith.” Angle got pressed on the issue yesterday in her first interview with the mainstream press since winning the GOP nomination. (More details from it at the Las Vegas Sun.) “You want government to go and tell a 13-year-old child who’s been raped by her father she has to have that baby?” asked her interviewer. “I didn’t say that," she responded. "I always say that I value life.”