Mourdock Clarifies Comments: ‘God Does Not Want Rape’

Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock released a statement Wednesday seeking to clarify his comment from Tuesday night’s Indiana Senate debate that he opposes abortion in the cases of rape because God “intended” those pregnancies to happen. 

“God creates life, and that was my point. God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that he does. Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick,” stated Richard Mourdock. 

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

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