Richard Mourdock, Another Republican With Awful Things to Say About Rape

10/24/2012 10:00 AM |


Oh my god, what is it with these guys? Richard Mourdock, up for a senate seat in Indiana, said DURING A DEBATE that he thought pregnancies resulting from rape were god’s will. At least he understand that they’re scientifically possible?

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday 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 watched Senate races, was asked during the final minutes of a debate with Democratic challenger Rep. Joe Donnelly 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. [AP]

I can’t say I’m surprised that these guys think this garbage, it’s that they feel comfortable saying it out loud during campaign events that terrifies me.

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  • If you believe in an omnipotent and omniscient creator god, then *everything* that happens is what the deity intended. He just inadvertently highlighted an odious unavoidable consequence of the dogma that most of the country continues to subscribe to.

  • I am still waiting for a follow-up to your “I believe all (female) claims of rape, no matter what how much evidence disproving said claims” article from Feburary. Perhaps you can title it “Audrey Ference still believes Brian Banks deserved what happened to him” or “Wanetta Gibson, you are my inspiration”?