The Campaign For DA

10.25.2012

A Gift From God


I don't think anyone wants to touch this.

Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana's US Senate seat said Tuesday during a debate that when a woman is impregnated during a rape, 'it's something God intended.' He was asked during the final minutes of the debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest.

To be fair, he's saying that the life was intended by God, not the assault. Nevertheless, I figured the guy would get pummeled for the remarks. Then radio commentator Mark Davis said the guy was absolutely right and had the courage to say it.  I thought there would be a fairly big firestorm after that, but everyone pretty much has let it go.  I think it just makes everyone uncomfortable.