Mourdock On Abortion: Pregnancy From Rape Is 'Something God Intended' (The Huffington Post)
Today's despicable Republican politician: Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who last night declared in a debate that if a rapist impregnates his victim, well, that's "something God intended":
All three [Mourdock, Joe Donnelly (D), and Andrew Horning (L)] said they were anti-abortion. But Mourdock went the 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."
Anti-choice "Libertarians", of course, show what a ridiculous and irrational concept of "liberty" many members of that party have. And anti-choice Democrats show that that party has no values other than getting Democrats into office. But those are rants for another time.
Mourdock later tried to disown his statement, saying "God creates life, and that was my point...God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that He does. Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick."