During tonight’s Indiana senate debate, GOP candidate Richard Mourdock said this on the topic of abortion:
Essentially, Mourdock was making the case that God has the power to do good in the most evil of circumstances. There is always hope. I know, right? How dare he.
The same liberals pretending to find something outrageous and pro-rape about Mourdock’s comment are the same liberals who celebrated accused rapist Bill Clinton at the DNC. Their LIBERAL RAGE® was absent when Joe Biden publicly defended China’s forced abortion policy. These are the same liberals who found nothing offensive when President Obama referred to pregnancy as being “punished with a baby.”
Of course, Republicans have no one to blame but themselves over this. They blinked over Akin’s six-second remark, thus inviting Democrats to repeat the formula: make the hysteria over a comment greater than any actual perceived offense originally wrought by the comment. In Mourdock’s case, nothing offensive was said; the man was talking about the sanctity of life. The left sees any comment that isn’t “I am pro-abortion” to mean “pro-rape.”
I hope Republicans won’t fall for this ridiculousness a second time around.
Here is Mourdock’s response:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Richard Mourdock made the following statement after the second Indiana Senate debate:
“God creates life, and that was my point. God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that He does. Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick,” stated Richard Mourdock.
For Dems arguing that Mourdock opponent Donnelly is more abortion-friendly, there’s this:
Donnelly, Pence and Akin joined 224 other House lawmakers, most of them Republicans, on a bill last year that would have cut off federal aid for abortion-related services for statutory rape and incest.
The bill established a separate category for “forcible rape” and allowed the services to continue for those. Following a massive outcry, lawmakers backtracked and restored the original language that did not differentiate among the types of rape.