Mitt Romney endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock on Monday.
On Tuesday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock‘s comments, that children born of rape are “God intended,” has the nation buzzing.
Mourdock, a Tea Party Republican extremist — he’s to the right of the Tea Party, a true “severe conservative” — is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Indiana, against Democrat U.S. Congressman Joe Donnelly.
“I came to realize that life is that gift from God,” Mourdock said at his debate last night. “And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Mourdock comes from the Paul Ryan, Todd Akin, Joe Walsh, Rick Santorum, Sharron Angle wing of the GOP that believes in abortion for zero percent of all cases — no abortion, no exception for rape, incest, life of the mother, health of the mother. Period.
“Mourdock’s belief that there should be no exception that allows a woman to end a pregnancy is shared by the GOP platform and at least 40 Republican candidates for the House and Senate including Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP nominee for vice-president, and Rep. Todd Akin,” Jason Sattler at The National Memo writes:
Akin tried to justify this belief earlier this year by claiming that in cases of “legitimate rape” women do not get pregnant.
Former Senator and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Rick Santorum suggested that womenshould “make the best of a bad situation”:
…I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you. As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life we have horrible things happen. I can’t think of anything more horrible, but nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation and I would make the argument that that is making the best.
Fortunately, the DNC has responded:
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