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Mitt Courts Women By Supporting “God Intends Rape” Candidate

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Mitt Romney endorses Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock who said on Tuesday that a child born of rape is “something that God intended to happen.”

Mitt Romney endorses Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock who said on Tuesday that a child born of rape is “something that God intended to happen.”

Cincinnati—Making a campaign stop at the First Watch Cafe in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mitt Romney ignored questions regarding his support of Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. “Can’t I just enjoy a cup of coffee without being hounded about trivial issues?” he said testily.

At issue is a statement Mourdock made during his debate on Tuesday night against Democratic challenger Rep. Joe Donnelly. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God,” he said. “And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.

While the remark—suggesting that God created rape and saw afterwards that, like light, it was good—shocked Democrats and other civilized Americans, it was greeted as business as usual by the GOP. “The Republican Party is a big tent,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “We’ve made room for people of all points of view.” (more…)