GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Says Pregnancy During Rape is Something God Intended

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Romney-backed GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Says Pregnancy During Rape is Something God Intended. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Here’s another Republican trying to impose his views on abortion on women — Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman gets pregnant during a rape, “it’s something God intended.” Wow, Richard Mourdock is giving rapists some self-worth. First Rep. Todd Akin with his comment that legitimate rape rarely leads to pregnancy because the woman’s body has mechanisms to shut it down. Um, right. This is problematic for the Romney campaign because it shows just how out of touch the GOP is with women’s rights. So much for helping Middle Eastern women get some rights.

Mourdock, who’s been locked in a tight race with Democratic challenger Rep. Joe Donnelly, was asked during the final minutes of a debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest.

“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happened,” Mourdock said. Source

Richard Mourdock is trying to ride whatever coattails he believes Mitt Romney has and the GOP presidential candidate appears in a new ad with him.

 GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Says Pregnancy During Rape is Something God Intended
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