She’s older than Ivanka, for Christ’s sake!
In a stunning demonstration of Republican brain density, GOP Senate candidate from Indiana Richard Mourdock has joined the lemming-esque political suicide spree of conservatives by stating it is his belief that “….life is a gift from God, and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something God intended to happen.” Mourdock wants to deny a woman the right to choose abortion, allowing exceptions only in the case of the mother’s life being in danger.
Mourdock now joins such stellar GOP rape experts as Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, who infamously said in the case of “legitimate rape” pregnancy cannot occur. Apparently Mourdock, like Akin, has decided the campaign for Senate just isn’t tough enough so he has decided to make it more challenging for himself.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has endorsed Mourdock, but immediately distanced himself from the Indianan’s statements.
Rep. Steve King (R – IA) has come-out in support of Rep Todd Akin (R – MO) after Akin said women don’t become pregnant as a result of “legitimate rape”. “Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way,” King said in an interview with KMEG-TV.
Some are speculating these recent revelations of the conservative belief that women can’t become pregnant as a result of rape may tie in to the theme of their upcoming nominating convention: “Hey, Don’t Look At Me!”
Rep. Todd Akin (R – MO), who won the GOP primary for Senate this month, opposes abortion for cases of rape because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Akin later released a written statement that he “misspoke” and should have said “that’s in the case of having sex with someone with a combover – rape is something else entirely.”