Yesha Callahan

According to Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock, Impregnation After Rape Is God At Work

During the final minutes of a debate, Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock was asked whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. He replied:

“I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that’s something God intended to happen.”

These comments come two months after what GOP Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin said during a television interview that women’s bodies have ways of preventing pregnancy in cases of what he called “legitimate rape.”

After the debate, his Democrat challenger, Joe Donnelly said that he doesn’t believe “my God, or any God, would intend that to happen.” Mourdock then explained that he did not believe God intended rape, but that God was the only one who can create life.

“Are you trying to suggest that somehow I think God ordained or pre-ordained rape? No, I don’t think that anyone could suggest that. That’s a sick, twisted — no, that’s not even close to what I said,” he told reporters, according to the Evansville Courier & Press.

Even Mitt Romney saw the absurdity in the comment. “Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock’s comments, and they do not reflect his views,” said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul.

What do you think of Richard Mourdock’s comments?

  1. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    I guess Murdock needs to work to let all the rapists go free so they can carry on “God’s work.”

  2. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    I’m sure I’ll get some thumbs down for this one but that’s cool. I think that we all know that conservatives have been amoung the most offensive at trying to paint a picture of womens issues. However, this to me was not one of those moments.
    I believe that everythings works together for God’s plan, bad or good, becuase his thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Denying that a child born due to rape is as equally a part of Gods plan as a child who is born from sex is the same as people who look down on children as illegitimate because they’re parents wern’t married. I have a nefew who was concieved from rape . How can anyone assert that he is any less of God’s plan than my nefews who were not? So I think liberals are kind of reaching for this one… everything, including rape, works together for Gods purpose.

    • October 24, 2012 - Reply

      @TS

      Yes you are going to receive a lot of thumbs down rightfully so. However, everyone in this country is not Christian and don’t believe in God. Its a reason why our founding fathers have put an emphasis of the separation between church and state. I don’t want or need a public official pushing his religious beliefs on me.

    • October 24, 2012 - Reply

      @TS

      I’m sorry, but I just can’t. I believe in God and all of His capabilities, but you are so mistaken. People like you are the reason why people turn away from God. Rape is a terrible tragedy that cannot be justified for any means. God himself said that HE HAS PLANS TO PROSPER US AND NOT TO HARM US (Jeremiah 29:11). And this man and anyone who agrees with him statements just has it all wrong.

      That being said, rape is a horrible incident that does occur. I believe that should a pregnancy result from rape, God can take a bad situation and turn it around for good. I believe that despite the pain and hardship from that ordeal that He is willing and able to bring you through it. Do I believe that it’s in His plans for that situation to occur? Absolutely not. Many things that we do ourselves or that others do to us are against God’s plans for us. Anytime that you or anyone else disobeys Him, that’s AGAINST His will, and for that, and anything else, there are consequences.

      The God I know, who is of LOVE, MERCY, and GRACE, acknowledges our pain and despair and says even though this terrible thing happened He is there for our needs.

      P.S. Everything is complicated when you’re the one in this situation. Who is anyone who did not endure this personally to tell someone else how they should deal? While I don’t personally care for the idea of abortion (I feel that with consensual sex resulting in pregnancy, that was a risk you should have taken measures to protect yourself against), with something like rape, that choice was taken away from you. I, admittedly, have mixed emotions about it. But that’s no reason for me to tell any woman going through this that she has no right to her choice. She had her choice taken away in the act; she should at least have her right to choose in the consequences. I’m in no position to judge, so I won’t.

  3. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    Just to add, what one man means for evil God can mean for good.

  4. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    Why do they open their mouths?

  5. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    So if a baby is not conceived, the rape is still supposed to bring the woman some kind of intended blessing?…I beg to differ, I know someone who was raped 30 years ago and it still effects her on a regular basis in every relationship that she has with EVERYONE she comes in contact with…God intended that?

  6. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    Ugh, another idiot from MY state 🙁

  7. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    Believers of any religion may not understand why so many have turned away. Here’s an example of why.

  8. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    It’s amazing that the ones with the most to say about pregnancy after rape, are the ones that aren’t in danger of becoming pregnant after a rape. smh

  9. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    I just want to know what the hidded agenda is because it cannot just stop at God or religion in wanting to control what a woman does with her body and her pregnancy. These male republicans are so outspoken against a woman’s right to choose that there must be some alterior motives. If the rape or incest victim is forced to have her baby how is that going to affect our economy, decrease the unemployment rate and create more jobs or improve our public school systems or provide affordable health care for all americans?! I have yet to see or hear these GOP candidates speak out against pressing issues really affecting us and our economy like they do unborn fetuses.

    • October 24, 2012 - Reply

      @since1989

      The hidden agenda is white people see this country will be taking over by non-whites they are becoming the minority. Lets be real when did white people care about black people dying its no where near as many blacks getting abortions as it is whites.Plus white women as a whole are on some form of birth control compared to Blacks and Hispanics.

  10. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    I say that all the legislators that force a woman to give birth after being raped must take care of said baby/babies for the first 2 years of its life. I wonder if they would change their tune??

    • October 24, 2012 - Reply

      @bk chick

      Make it the first five years so they can bond properly. I’m sure that is what they would want the women who bore them to do.

      • October 24, 2012 - Reply

        @Anthony

        True!

  11. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    if this fool is not elected to the senate that will also be God’s plan………

  12. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    I am not a Republican nor a Democrat but what I do not understand is that Repubs don’t support abortion but if someone chooses to have their baby and needs government assistance, they want to cut that too…you really can’t have it both ways.

  13. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    Sometimes I stop and think….”are these people we are really voting into office…seriously?” sighs… people need to stop talking for God.

  14. October 24, 2012 - Reply

    Im not even mad, I cant fight stupidity. Ill just pray and ask God for forgiveness for laughing at this ignorance.

    • October 25, 2012 - Reply

      @concrete rose

      @Concrete Rose

      Pure Comedy

  15. October 25, 2012 - Reply

    Note: I believe RAPE is a horrible tragedy for both MEN & WOMEN. And people who commit rape should be prosecuted to the FULLEST extent of the law in their jurisdiction.

    I can’t believe that man said that with a straight CONVICTED face. If this is what the majority of Christians endorse, I’m Seacrest out. Thanks for Flying United.

    I would love for all pregnancies to end in a born vs. someone killing the child. But that is a whole another conversation.

    The idea that GOD intended for rape to happen & the woman should see it as a blessing, is just pure comedy

    Republican Mourdock needs to be drug tested, then shot.

  16. October 25, 2012 - Reply

    Disgusting individual

  17. October 26, 2012 - Reply

    What’s up with all these weird Republican rape comments recently?

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