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Rape is something God intended…


Good morning, Netizens...


Picture: Richard Mourdock


In May of 2012, Richard Mourdock became the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Indiana after winning 61% of the vote and 89 of 92 counties in the Republican primary.  He is running for the U.S. Senate to challenge the big-spenders in both parties and will make balancing our federal budget and reducing our $15 trillion national debt his top priority. Aside from that, what made Murdock a household name?


Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock ignited controversy when he said that pregnancies resulting from rape are "something that God intended to happen" during the final Indiana Senate debate on Tuesday evening. The president's campaign denounced the remarks earlier Wednesday, calling the comments "outrageous and demeaning to women." Even Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday night he will no longer support Richard Mourdock, unless the Indiana Senate candidate apologizes for his recent comments on rape.


Mourdock lit up the airwaves with his comments about rape and has not, to date, withdrawn his statement.


In the meantime, Presidential contender Mitt Romney faces mounting pressure from Democrats to withdraw his endorsement of Mourdock and have a TV ad he starred in for the Indiana state treasurer removed from the airwaves.


President's Barack Obama denounced the remarks earlier Wednesday in an interview on the Jay Leno Show, calling the comments "outrageous and demeaning to women."


The president also said that the remarks show that decisions on women's health issues shouldn't be left just to men. I could not agree more.


Of course, your opinion may differ.



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