“Rape is a Gift From God” Says Indiana Republican Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock
Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday that pregnancy that results from rape can be “something that God intended to happen.”
“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God,” Mourdock said at a debate (posted below is the video from the state Democratic Party, which created the title of the video). “And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Mourdock appeared to be choking up as he made the comments. He also noted that, while he doesn’t believe in abortion in the case of rape and incest, he does believe it should be used to save the life of the mother.