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Indiana GOP Senate Candidate: Pregnancy by Rape "Intended" by God

October 24, 2012
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The Republican Senate candidate in Indiana has become the latest member of his party to draw criticism for comments about rape. Defending his opposition to abortion even in the case of rape at a recent debate, Richard Mourdock said that conception by rape is something intended by God.

Richard Mourdock: "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize 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 is currently in a tight race with Democratic challenger, Rep. Joe Donnelly. Mourdock has stood by his remarks, prompting criticism from Republican nominee Mitt Romney.


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