GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Says “God Intended” Pregnancy From Rape
Yet another GOP candidate has put his foot in his mouth by making a poorly-worded statement regarding his stance on rape that results in pregnancy.
via The Grio:
Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he ousted a longtime GOP senator from office. Though he eventually won their support — and money — Mourdock could see both fade after telling a live television audience that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, “that’s something God intended.”
Mourdock, who’s been locked in one of the country’s most expensive and closely watched Senate races, was asked during the final minutes of a debate Tuesday night 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 happen,” Mourdock said.
Mourdock further explained Tuesday night after the debate that he did not believe God intended the rape, but that God is the only one who can create life.
So, just to be clear, according to the GOP, some girls just “rape easy,” and getting knocked up by a rapist is “something God intended.” Got it.