VIDEO – Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said during a debate that he is against a woman’s right to an abortion in cases of rape. He said when a woman is impregnated by a rape that “God intended it to happen”. Mitt Romney has endorsed Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock.
Another Republican candidate for the United States Senate has said he is against a woman’s right to an abortion even if she is pregnant from rape. Richard Mourdock, a Tea Party Republican, beat longtime Republican Senator Richard Lugar in the primary. The Republican Senate candidate from Indiana actually said this in last night’s debate:
MOURDOCK: “…I believe life begins at conception. The only exception I have, for, to have an abortion, is in that case of the life of the mother. I just – I struggled with it myself for a long time but I came to realize life is that gift from God and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something God intended to happen.”
VIDEO – Romney Endorses Tea Party Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock
The Republican party’s standard bearer, Mitt Romney, has said he would sign a personhood bill that would enshrine into law that a fertilized egg has the same rights as a person. A similar law was put on the ballot in ultra-conservative Mississippi and lost by double digits.
Romney then picked Paul Ryan (R-WI) to be his VP running mate, who has long held the position that abortion should be outlawed even in cases of rape and incest. Paul Ryan co-sponsored a bill with Todd Akin (R-MO) to redefine rape in order to restrict access to abortions for rape victims. Of course, Todd Akin made the infamous statement that victims of what he calls “legitimate rape” could not get pregnant because the female body “has ways to shut that whole thing down”.
So, just when you thought Todd Akin was creepy, Richard Mourdock takes the GOP war on women to another level of disgusting that is now the new “normal” in the Republican party. These people are the American equivalent of the Taliban in their relentless pursuit to force their extreme religious beliefs on the American people through the government. And all of the people mentioned above are men.
Do the women of the United States want Todd Akin, Paul Ryan, and Mitt Romney to decide whether they’ve been raped forcefully enough to qualify for an abortion? Does a father who’s daughter has been impregnated by a rapist think it is okay, as Richard Mourdock believes, for the government to force her to carry and deliver her rapist’s baby?
Richard Mourdock is the only Republican candidate that Mitt Romney has endorsed in 2012. Romney even starred in a 30 second TV commercial for Mourdock. His phony new “Moderate Mitt” routine is as fake as can be. He has stood with the right wing extremists for most of the campaign, only now pretending to be a moderate during the three debates of the general election. These people and their extreme views need to be rejected on November 6 for the sake of all American women: our mothers, our sisters, our daughters and our wives.