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GOP Senate Candidate:
'God Intended' Pregnancies From Rape

Yahoo!, by Chris Good

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Posted By:crabam, 10/24/2012 8:37:35 AM

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said pregnancies resulting from rape are part of God's plan, tearfully explaining that he only supports abortions when a mother's life is in danger. "I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen," Mourdock said during Tuesday's Senate debate, choking up. Mourdock's opponent, Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, opposes abortion except in cases of rape and incest. After the debate, Mourdock further explained his comment.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 10/24/2012 8:41:12 AM     (No. 8957474)

The Stupid Party strikes again.

Why do these morons allow themselves to be distracted by things like this? Stick to the issues; debt, obamacare, lousy economy.

Why give your opponants (democrats and the "news" media) ammunition to use against you?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bunsen, 10/24/2012 8:47:37 AM     (No. 8957492)

Oh, please.....just.shut.up.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Beowoof, 10/24/2012 8:49:29 AM     (No. 8957495)

The link....she is broken!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 10/24/2012 8:51:44 AM     (No. 8957501)

what kind of idiot is this man? words are perfect ammo against him by media. i dont care what he thinks, he may keep that to himself, but what a blunderer. i wonder if he and AKin are brothers

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/24/2012 8:55:30 AM     (No. 8957512)

There was a reason I prefered Lugar to this rube. That said, he is right and his words are being distorted. Do the leftists hollering about this mean to say that the babies born to raped mothers somehow don't have human rights since God doesn't want them here? And it's ok to kill them not just before they are born but after since God doesn't want them here? What are they saying? Yes, Mourdock is right.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: beveyscool1, 10/24/2012 8:55:31 AM     (No. 8957514)

This was Soledad O'Brien's tease just before 6AM..and Libya coverup took a back seat, of course. I was curious how CNN would play this because I never watch that channel. I was right. Disgusting

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Salt5792, 10/24/2012 8:59:14 AM     (No. 8957528)

Another unforced error.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: corndoggies, 10/24/2012 9:02:37 AM     (No. 8957531)

Oh yeah, my local Indianapolis news cannot get enough of this story. Nothing of course about biteme's brother's building contract in Iraq or anything remotely anti-zippy. Really, why do we just hand them these things on a silver platter?

Mourdock didn't mean what the headline implies but this is the message people will hear.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: surgedr, 10/24/2012 9:18:30 AM     (No. 8957582)

One can't say God intended to do anything. God allows sin in this world, and he allows the consequences of sin. It's the result of free will and if a woman becomes pregnant because of an evil action such as rape..God didn't intend it, it's a result of our fallen world and of our sinfulness.

Now that being said, the woman has the choice to bring this baby into the world and make from a sinful action. a life giving transformation. She doesn't have to keep the baby as her own, but she can give it a life to an adopted parent.

It's just bad theology to say God intended anything. "Who can know the mind of God?" St. Paul

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 10/24/2012 9:21:24 AM     (No. 8957592)

"I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen,"

Well, I'm not sure we have the knowledge to come to that conclusion. However, the Bible does tell us that all things work together for good to those that love God. It doesn't say that all things that happen to us ARE good. And yes, God can use bad experiences to bring good out of it. But.......BUT, the qualifier is for those who love God.

""Are you trying to suggest somehow that God preordained rape, no I don't think that," said Mourdock, according to The Associated Press. "Anyone who would suggest that is just sick and twisted. No, that's not even close to what I said."

I would agree with the last quote.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/24/2012 9:40:20 AM     (No. 8957651)

There are two problems here. First, this guy is an idiot. Saying something like this doesn't just damage him and cost us a Senate seat; it also puts Romney in denunciation mode when he wants to be making his closing argument against Obama. Second, pregnancy by rape complicates the abortion issue by raising the profile of the mother's rights in relation to the baby's (the rapist has no rights). If you believe babies are people from the moment of conception, and that the state has both the right and the duty to override the mother's right to determine what happens inside her body in order to protect that unborn person, then the origin of that unborn person through an act of rape doesn't change anything, and she must bear that child. If, on the other hand, you believe (as I do) that the state's right to protect the unborn baby does not empower it to inflict further injury on a pregnant rape victim by compelling her to carry the baby to term, then she can have an abortion. But if we accept the rape exception, we are saying it's sometimes okay to kill babies, which is an uncomfortable position. The only thing I'm certain of is that it's always okay to kill rapists.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: WAN2, 10/24/2012 9:44:38 AM     (No. 8957669)

God's plan or not. Sperm fertilizes.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 10/24/2012 9:48:39 AM     (No. 8957689)

I respectfully disagree that Mourdock (or Todd Akin, for that matter) is an "idiot".

Perhaps what he should have said is that children should not be punished for the crimes of their fathers. I would like to hear more pro-life candidates verbalizing this.

I do not believe that rape justifies abortion. We all have innate worth, which is not based on the circumstances of one's conception or birth. I know that is an unpopular thing to say, even in this forum. Punish the criminal and support the mother and the child. I would fully understand if a woman would not want to keep a baby conceived in such circumstances, but there are plenty of couples willing to adopt these children, and we all know it.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 10/24/2012 9:49:34 AM     (No. 8957692)

2 Senate seats lost now because of dumb comments about abortion. Oh well, Lugar was a democrat anyhow.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nolibgal, 10/24/2012 9:56:50 AM     (No. 8957714)

These abortion/rape questions are just a set up!! Murdock, like most people of faith, live with honesty as their core. Unfortunately, "Christianspeak" doesn't translate well out of the church circles. I totally understand what he said and meant- but then again, I am a believer and I can speak that language, too. You have to be bi-poli-lingual if you want to run for office.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/24/2012 9:56:53 AM     (No. 8957715)

Republicans need only to be talking about the economy. That's it. Or Benghazi if they're in a military state.

These guys that get dragged into the abortion issue never help the cause of getting the pro-death Democrats out of office. It's not the route to take, but they keep taking it. What morons.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: rmyersne, 10/24/2012 9:57:03 AM     (No. 8957716)

Of course his words are being completed twisted by the MSM, but how many times does it take for some of the Republicans to catch on to this? There is absolutely no reason that any of them should respond to these type of gotcha questions anymore. When will they learn!!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ebuilder, 10/24/2012 10:00:00 AM     (No. 8957729)

Vote for the non-demonized and soulless candidate. He is less likely to act like a paid whore supporting policies which will enslave your country and your children. Fixed it for you.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/24/2012 10:04:29 AM     (No. 8957742)

Idiot. No matter what you think of his statement it was not necessary to give fodder to the democrats. Totally unnecessary.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: FormerDem, 10/24/2012 10:12:46 AM     (No. 8957771)

He didn't say it very well, but some people were conceived in rape, and they have the same infinite value as everybody else.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: doublesharp, 10/24/2012 10:21:04 AM     (No. 8957793)

Donnelley, the Indiana dem is pro life, too. So is the libertarian. Mourdouck needs a big dose of shutup but if pro choice is your only issue, you have no choice in Indiana senate race as all three candidates are pro life.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: GuyfromNh, 10/24/2012 11:12:42 AM     (No. 8957863)

What an idiot. He and Akin must be secret twin brothers.

Look, guys, do you want to be ministers? Go for it!

But do you want to be a U.S. Senator and and win control back of the Senate so a President Romney can start to undo The One's messes, then shut the *bleep* up.

Once again, as victory is within grasp, the Stupid Party shoots itself in the foot...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: tomishere, 10/24/2012 11:26:17 AM     (No. 8957917)

Where do we find these idiots, we are truly the stupid party. Religious fanatics do not make good candidates.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: LAW428, 10/24/2012 11:55:30 AM     (No. 8958043)

Well, since God is the author of life I have to say Mourdock does have a point. This hardly falls under the category of "religious fanatic."

Our Founders had a deep reverence for God and his sovereignty. Benjamin Franklin said, “The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bobgray2, 10/24/2012 11:57:22 AM     (No. 8958056)

There are a lot of people that need to enroll in a reading comprehension program. The man was stating his opinion that God wanted life to begin, not that a rape occur. Not exactly a controversial opinion within church doctrine. I have to ask, who is more "stupid", a person who states their opinion on a controversial subject, which, by the way agrees with a great number of people, or is it someone who blindly accepts a demonstrably false premise put out by the man's political opponents? I know who has my vote for the most stupid.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: pensom2, 10/24/2012 1:05:15 PM     (No. 8958300)

Get the heck out of the weeds, you moron.

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