GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock of Indiana recently enjoyed an endorsement by Mitt Romney. He also said something completely horrible while explaining why abortion should be illegal even in cases of rape:

“I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

There’s so much to parse here! Although we’re sure Mourdock’s struggle has been a very intense one, we have to wonder how it compares to a rape victim’s actual one (and we’re reluctant to ask how he feels about rape victims who don’t believe in God). Moreover, why would God plan for someone to be raped? Why would God give such shitty gifts? When will it no longer be socially acceptable to talk about how one’s belief in God influences one’s policy? And so on.

Mourdock is already doing damage control, of course:

“Are you trying to suggest that somehow I think God ordained or pre-ordained rape? No, I don’t think that anyone could suggest that. That’s a sick, twisted — no, that’s not even close to what I said,” he told reporters — though he reiterated that he believes God determines when conception occurs. “It is a fundamental part of my faith that God gives us life. God determines when life begins,” Mourdock said. “I believe in an almighty God who makes those calls … There are some things in life that are above my pay grade.”

Mourdock was unable to elaborate further on how God can intend for stuff but then totally not (that’s sick!) because he was too busy high-fiving Mike Huckabee.

Remember, ladies, the “war on women” is a red herring created by democrats to distract from the real issues. This has been today’s update on the GOP saying absolutely vile shit about your womb.

(via NYMag)