Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock makes stupid “rape” comment
Last night, Indiana held a debate amongst the Senate candidates for office. While explaining his position that the only exception to an abortion would be for the life of the mother (a position I agree with), Richard Mourdock said: “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 God intended to happen.” I fervently disagree with the candidate with his statement. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney quickly disavowed his statements. Stating he didn’t agree with Mourdock’s position.
In a statement released after the debate the candidate said: “God creates life, and that was my point. God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that he does. Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick.” No you are absurd and sick for thinking such a thing. And it isn’t twisting your words if you post the entire quote in verbatim. I’m sorry Mr. Mourdock but stating that God intended the pregnancy to happen is not the same thing as stating you think life is a gift of God. I too think life is a gift of God. However, my religious beliefs are not taken into consideration in my political beliefs. There is a separation of church and state after all. I’m not really sure which God you pray to every Sunday, but mine certainly wouldn’t intend for a woman to not only be raped but impregnated.
Mourdock’s idiotic statement comes months after Congressman Todd Akin made an even worse statement of what he deemed “legitimate rape.” The only think “legitimate” about Akin’s statement is that he needs to go away. Far away. I don’t need idiots running this country. I don’t need idiots making a mockery of a sensitive issue. I am so sick of these politicians making crass statements in great abundance. They think somehow it is okay to say whatever they want. Sometimes I wonder if they simply want to see who can make the most outrageous statement.
What do you think?
Is the media making too much of a big deal about this?
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