by LauraLoo and Kelli

During last night’s GOP Senate debate, Richard Mourdock said that the only abortion exception he believes in is to save the life of the mother. But it is his comments on pregnancies as a result of rape that have caused controversy.

Here are Mourdock’s comments, as quoted by

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.

After his comments were twisted by the liberal media and opportunistic politicians, Mourdock clarified:

Are you trying to suggest somehow that God preordained rape, no I don’t think that,” said Mourdock. “Anyone who would suggest that is just sick and twisted. No, that’s not even close to what I said.


I don’t believe it is God’s will for a woman to be raped, but I do believe He can take evil in this sin-sick world and turn it into something good.

Mitt Romney has already come out to say he disagrees with Mourdock’s remarks.

From an NRO article entitled, “The highjacking of Richard Mourdock”:

Nonetheless, it was clear what he was saying. For anyone possessed of even a passing familiarity with the argument against rape and incest exceptions, his point should not have been difficult to grasp. (Therein, one suspects, lies the problem.) To wit: If an unborn child is indeed a life, then how it became one – however ghastly that was – is rendered irrelevant. This position could be summed up by saying that “life is life is life,” and that its sanctity cannot be diminished by the circumstances of its creation. There are myriad philosophical and moral arguments to be offered on this question, but Richard Mourdock has made no secret about the position he takes. This is not news, and to pretend otherwise is disingenuous.

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