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"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.

"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.

Richard Mourdock, Yahoo News 41 Comments [11/28/2012 8:32:42 AM]
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Submitted By: Doubting Thomas
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The Crimson Ghost

Shove your sanctimonious "pro life" bullshit up your ass pal. Afterwards, kindly drop dead.

11/28/2012 8:45:21 AM

Doubting Thomas

I was hoping this would be posted here before the election, but I'm just glad this asshole lost.

*edit* For some reason the clickthrough link changed. The actual URL is here: http://news.yahoo.com/mourdock-god-rape-leads-pregnancy-005625738--election.html

11/28/2012 8:45:31 AM

Prager

That is exactly what he said!

11/28/2012 8:54:38 AM

Canuovea

Technically he wasn't saying that God preordains rape.

No. He was saying that God makes babies magically happen... and that in cases of rape pregnancy... God doesn't care that the woman was raped and decides to burden the woman with their rapist's child.

Either way, makes god look pretty bad.

11/28/2012 9:03:58 AM

Anon-e-moose

"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'm not suggesting anything, Ricky-boy. But your electorate did, when they voted in Democrat Joe Donnelly instead of you.

Suggestion: Try being Politically Correct in future. Sure, it might stick in your craw, and create irreconcilable differences with your so-called 'principles' you've supposedly 'reconciled' yourself to, but it'll ensure you stick to your current job in the future.

In these currently fragile financial conditions, one cant afford to be 'Proud'. 'Pride' and right-wing fundie 'Principles' don't pay the rent/mortgage, the bills, put food on the table, etc.

Moral:

'I don't do diplomacy'

-Donald Rumsfeld (R)

You're such losses to the diplomatic corps, right-wingers [/hyper-sarcasm]

11/28/2012 9:10:25 AM

Mister Spak

"No, that's not even close to what I said."

Yes, that's exactly what you said.

11/28/2012 9:43:23 AM

Warren McIntosh

Fair point - he didn't say God intended the rape, but that God intended the life that came of it. Twisting words to suit your prejudices is a fundie trait. Please don't descend to their level - it might be fun, but people will eventually notice and judge you in the same way we judge them.

11/28/2012 9:45:50 AM

Filin De Blanc

It is true that he wasn't saying that rape is God's will, but it's also true that he was saying something almost as bad.

11/28/2012 9:49:06 AM

Mister SPak

Where would the pregnancy come from if there is no rape? Would god magically poof it into existence - it being his plan and all?

And since we're magically poofing things into existence - would god skip the pregnancy and poof a full term baby onto your sofa?

Mourdocks problem is compartmentalised cognition. He thinks about abortion and gods plan in one part of his brain, while another part of his brain thinks rape is bad - and these 2 parts of his brain don't talk to each other until someone calls him on his nonsense.

11/28/2012 10:01:28 AM

Boadicea

If God is supposedly omnipotent (all-powerful) and omniscient (all-knowing), you can't get away with saying that he gets credit for good things but no responsibility for bad things. If God decides a woman is supposed to have a baby, why does she have to be raped to do it? Mary didn't. (Of course, God didn't exactly ask her, either ...)

A pregnancy doesn't make a rape all better. That's like saying cream cheese frosting makes turds taste like chocolate.

Murdock deserved to lose because he's a misogynistic asshole. It's nice that voters agreed with me.

11/28/2012 10:08:38 AM

Leighton Buzzard

Pfft. Loser.

11/28/2012 10:25:35 AM

anti-nonsense

Except...that's pretty much exactly what you said.

Go fuck yourself with a broom handle.

11/28/2012 10:31:42 AM

Frostythesnowman

Hang on, doesn't a woman's body have ways of shutting down during 'legitimate' rape to prevent pregnancy?

It sounds crazy, but I think somebody may not be telling the truth here.

11/28/2012 10:45:41 AM

Reynardine

Maybe Mourdock himself was an accident. The voters seem to have thought so.

11/28/2012 11:03:12 AM

smartz

Look before you leap, think before you speak. That is something you should probably adhere to, Dicky.

11/28/2012 11:27:58 AM

VioletBeauregarde

Dude? That is EXACTLY what you said! That said, I only support abortion if having the child will kill the mother...don't punish the child for who his/her parents are. Disclaimer: That is only my opinion, you have the right to yours.

11/28/2012 11:32:29 AM

JohnTheAtheist

What concerns me the most here is that the debate over abortion seems to have evolved to the point where the only question being debated in the public sphere is whether or not women can have abortions in the case of incest or rape. It is almost as if it has been decided that women can not simply have abortions on demand as is their right according to Roe v Wade. We "liberals" need to be careful about this. The whole argument has shifted so far to the right.

Making abortion on demand, for ANY reason, illegal would be catastrophic to our country.

11/28/2012 11:34:15 AM

Sheridan

So what you really meant is somehow better?
The result is the same, you want to force a woman to carry a pregnancy to term against her will. I doubt most women would want to put their lives on hold to raise a rapist's child.

11/28/2012 11:34:36 AM

behummingbird

I hate these people for making me so vindictive.

Whenever I see these ignorant misogynistic comments about forcing women to have their rapists babies, it makes me think that they should be raped and be made to keep the baby, just to see how much they cling to their precious "pro-life" principles then.

I know I shouldn't wish rape on people, and normally I wouldn't dream of it, but then I read something like this, and it makes me so angry.

11/28/2012 11:43:53 AM

xyz

> "I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."
> "Are you trying to suggest somehow that God preordained rape, no I don't think that. Anyone who would suggest that is just sick and twisted. No, that's not even close to what I said."
Self-contradiction much? In order for a woman getting pregnant to be god's will, that would mean that the act that got the woman pregnant in the first place would be god's will. In this case, rape. And I have to agree with the statement, "Anyone who would suggest that is just sick and twisted." That is a perfect description of you.

11/28/2012 11:48:06 AM

Hasan Prishtina

This is how you lose an unloseable race for the Senate.

11/28/2012 12:19:45 PM

UHM

Mourdock losing the election for this comment is a great example of how freedom of speech works - you can say the most vile things, but that doesn't mean there aren't any consequences for what you said.

11/28/2012 1:37:37 PM

Horsefeathers

"Anyone who would suggest that is just sick and twisted."

You would know.

11/28/2012 1:53:34 PM

breakerslion

"I think ... that it is something that God intended to happen."

There's your problem, you presumptuous, delusional ass!

"Are you trying to suggest somehow that God preordained rape?"

No, he just means that God took advantage of the situation to wave his magic penis and spooge a soul into the poor woman's womb. Obviously, rape was not punishment enough for the "sin" of being born a woman. She must have done something to "deserve" it or God wouldn't have let it happen, right? Right? That's how things work in the real world - if you're a bad person, a safe falls on your head or something. /rant

What's the difference between Richard Mourdock's brain and a bowl of oatmeal? No, really.

11/28/2012 2:41:48 PM

Canuovea

It is really interesting how confused people can get about this. Someone jumped to the conclusion that Mourdock was saying God preordained rape...

He didn't. Instead, he mentioned something about how all life comes into being by God's will. Basically, failing biology.

That isn't the same as pre-ordination. It means God doesn't care that a woman has been raped, and is going to saddle her with the child of her rapist... shows how his views of religion think of women.

11/28/2012 4:37:14 PM
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