Another GOP Senate Candidate Who Thinks Rape Is God’s Way of Giving Women Babies
It’s almost comical, how Republican cavemen simply can’t seem to stop themselves from saying disgusting, outrageous things about women and rape. Another Neanderthal emerged from his cave yesterday: Indiana GOP U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who actually believes that if women get pregnant from a rape, it’s “something God intended.”
And the point of this sickening statement? Mourdock wants to force women who are raped to bear the children of their rapists.
Can there be any more doubt that the Republican Party is the party of backwards religious fanatics, with holes where their hearts should be?
And notice: they’re all men.
WASHINGTON — Indiana GOP U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock declared Tuesday night he opposes aborting pregnancies conceived in rape because “it is something that God intended to happen.”
Debating Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in their final Senate race showdown, a questioner asked them and Libertarian candidate Andrew Horning to explain their views on abortion.
All three said they were anti-abortion. But Mourdock went further, putting himself in territory near Missouri GOP Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, the anti-abortion congressman who infamously asserted that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.”
“The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother,” said Mourdock, the Tea Party-backed state treasurer. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Mitt Romney, as usual, will continue to support this disgusting pig while at the same time pretending to disapprove: Romney Stands by Mourdock, Won’t Ask Him to Pull Down Ad.
“Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock, and Mr. Mourdock’s comments do not reflect Gov. Romney’s views,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told The Hill in a statement Wednesday morning. “We disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him.”