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Mourdock Said Pregnancies From Rapes Were “Something That God Intended To Happen.”

According to CBS News, “Mourdock, a Tea Party-backed candidate who beat longtime moderate Senator Richard Lugar in the state’s Republican nominating contest earlier this year, expressed his view that ‘life begins at conception’ and that he would only allow abortions in circumstances in which the mother’s life was in danger. ‘I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God,’ Mourdock said. ‘And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.’” [CBS News, 10/23/12]

Mourdock Called Critics Of His Rape Comment “Sick” And “Twisted.”

According to the Washington Post, “Mourdock is still trying to explain what he meant, but the more he talks, the deeper he digs that hole. ‘What I said was, in answering the question from my position of faith, I said I believe that God creates life. I believe that as wholly and as fully as I can believe it, that God creates life. Are you trying to suggest that somehow I think that God pre-ordained rape? No, I don’t think that. That’s sick. Twisted. That’s not even close to what I said. What I said is that God creates life.’” [Washington Post, 10/25/12]