Topic: debate

Dear Richard Mourdock, God Did Not Intend For My Rape To Happen

Dear Richard Mourdock, God Did Not Intend For My Rape To Happen

On Tuesday evening, the Senate candidates for my state of Indiana met for a debate. Republican Richard Mourdock, who beat out the respected Senator Richard Lugar in a fierce primary battle, squared off against Democrat Joe Donnelly. In the course of that debate, Mourdock was asked about his views on abortion and if there is ever a reason to terminate a pregnancy. And like a long string of Republicans before him during this election season, Mourdock expressed views that were thoughtless, ignorant, and just plain offensive. When referring to abortion in cases of rape, Mourdock said, ”I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it something that God intended to happen.” More »