GOP Senate Candidate: 'God Intended' Pregnancies From Rape
Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said pregnancies resulting from rape are part of God's plan, tearfully explaining that he only supports abortions when a mother's life is in danger.
"I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen," Mourdock said during Tuesday's Senate debate, choking up. Mourdock's opponent, Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, opposes abortion except in cases of rape and incest.
What is wrong with those guys? I'm sure Mourdock doesn't mean that he think God wants women to be raped. But how out of touch does a person have to be to say something like that?
The Romney campaign is frantically trying to disassociate itself from Mourdock, an effort complicated by the fact that Romney just cut an ad endorsing Mourdock:
"As Mourdock's most prominent booster and the star of Mourdock's current campaign ads, Mitt Romney should immediately denounce these comments and request that the ad featuring him speaking directly to camera on Mourdock's behalf be taken off the air," [said DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in a press statement]
After Todd Akin's similarly disastrous comments about rape earlier this year, the Democrats pointed to video of Romney saying that he would be "delighted" to sign a bill banning all abortions, including in cases of rape or incest.