Breaking News

Indiana Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Issues Abortion Comments
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

The topic of abortion has come up once again, this time comments were made by Richard Mourdock, a GOP U.S. Senate candidate from Indiana. Mourdock said that he is against aborting pregnancies caused by rape because “it is something that God intended to happen.” The comments were made in a debate with Representative Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, and Libertarian Andrew Horning. A person in attendance asked about their views on abortion. The three men all said that they are against abortion.

“The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother,” said Mourdock. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

Mourdock defeated Republican senator Richard Lugar during the May primary. Donnelly has been accused of not having any strength on the issue of abortion by Mourdock because he voted for health care reform laws.

  
What
Where


“I believe in pro-life,” Donnelly said. “I believe that life begins at conception. The only exceptions I believe in are for rape, incest and the life a mother.”

Horning’s response to all of the abortion comments was that the decision by the Supreme Court in the Roe v. Wade case was unconstitutional. He said that abortion should be handled by the states.

Mitt Romney was not happy with the abortion comments made by Mourdock, who he has endorsed and even made a campaign ad for him that runs in Indiana. “Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock’s comments, and they do not reflect his views,” Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




After the debate, Mourdock tried to clear up his comments, saying, “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.”

Donnelly then released a statement in response after the debate: “I think rape is a heinous and violent crime in every instance. The God I believe in and the God I know most Hoosiers believe in, does not intend for rape to happen — ever. What Mr. Mourdock said is shocking, and it is stunning that he would be so disrespectful to survivors of rape.”



A spokesperson for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Shripal Shah, said, “Richard Mourdock’s disturbing comment about rape is a window into Mourdock’s extreme view of the world. Indiana can’t afford to send a self-proclaimed ‘zealot’ and Tea Partier like Richard Mourdock to the Senate.”



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Probate Paralegal / Assistant

USA-FL-Bokeelia

Waggoner & Bruehl, PA, a small Law Firm in Pine Island, Florida, is seeking a Probate and Trust Admi...

Apply now

EXPERIENCED PARALEGAL PROFESSIONAL

USA-CA-Costa Mesa

Prominent AV Rated Orange County business bankruptcy and commercial litigation law firm boutique see...

Apply now

Litigation Mid-Level Associate Attorney

USA-CO-Denver

Hoban Law Group is currently seeking an exceptional mid-to-senior litigation attorney with multi-fac...

Apply now

Real Estate Paralegal - Immediate Opening

USA-NY-Sheepshead Bay

$35,000 to $60,000 Annually Benefits Offered Medical Employment Type Full-Time Why Wo...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Corporate/Transactional Attorney

USA-IA-Des Moines

Des Moines office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate/transactional attorne...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney / Counsel

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate attorney with 5+ y...

Apply Now

Housing Finance Associate Attorney

USA-MN-Minneapolis

Minneapolis office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a housing finance associate at...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top