That is the primitive mind set of Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock on the subject of women impregnated during a rape: "it's something God intended," he proclaimed recently in a televised debate with his Democrat opponent.
It’s the same bizarre conclusion expressed by far too many prominent Republican Party politicians: “God Intends rape babies.” The impregnated victim of a rape should therefore be prohibited by the government authority from choosing to terminate her pregnancy.
His comments come two months after embattled Missouri GOP Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin said during a television interview that women's bodies have ways of preventing pregnancy in cases of what he called "legitimate rape."
Certainly, if these statist politicians had their way with impregnated women, the fundamental constitutional right of liberty would be denied to them in every such circumstance, including rape, incest, and medical necessity.
During a 2007 GOP presidential primary debate Republican presidential candidate Romney said he would be "delighted" to sign a bill banning all abortions in the U.S.
No wonder so many American women voters are scared to death at the prospect of electing any Republican politician. These ultra-right-wing religiously oriented morons would not hesitate to squash women’s liberty in a heartbeat given half a chance.
They’re on a mission from God.
That’s what Mourdock was talking about when asked whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest: "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God,” he reasoned. “And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."
Later, Mourdock explained that he doesn’t believe God intends the rape, but God is the only one who can create life. "Are you trying to suggest somehow that God preordained rape, no I don't think that," he said. "Anyone who would suggest that is just sick and twisted. No, that's not even close to what I said."
Now let me see if I have this right. God didn’t intend the rape. He intended only the product of the rape – the pregnancy. But how does he suppose the hapless victim can become impregnated by the rapist as God intended if God did not also intend the rape? Isn’t the rape necessary in order to fulfill God’s intent? The rapist’s seed is God’s “gift.” It’s God’s gift to her for being raped and sacrificing her liberty and peace of mind for the rest of her life, according to Mourdock and the rest of the Republican Party.
Mourdock is the guy who defeated longtime moderate GOP Sen. Richard Lugar in a bitterly contested GOP primary vote, and is facing Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly in November's election. Lugar was not sufficiently evangelical enough to please Indiana Republican primary voters.
Top Republicans have been flocking to Indiana and falling over each other for the privilege of endorsing this deluded Bible thumping idiot. Mitt Romney, Arizona Sen. John McCain, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Vice President Dan Quayle, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell all have campaigned for Mourdock, and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte is due to campaign for him next week.
The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, released a statement Wednesday morning supporting Mourdock. "Richard and I, along with millions of Americans – including even Joe Donnelly – believe that life is a gift from God. To try and construe his words as anything other than a restatement of that belief is irresponsible and ridiculous," he said.
Rep. Joe Walsh, another tea party-backed Republican running for re-election in Illinois, questioned last week the necessity of allowing abortions if a mother's life is at risk, saying such an exemption to an abortion ban was simply a tool by pro-choice activists.
"This is an issue that opponents of life throw out there to make us look unreasonable," Walsh said. "There's no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing, with advances in science and technology. Health of the mother has been, has become a tool for abortions any time under any reason."
But the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists strongly dispute Walsh’s position: “Contrary to the inaccurate statements made yesterday by Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), abortions are necessary in a number of circumstances to save the life of a woman or to preserve her health,” they say on their website. “These inaccurate comments are yet another reason why The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (The College) message to politicians is unequivocal: Get out of our exam rooms.”
Republican Party ultra-right-winger Rick Santorum declared that anyone who thinks Richard Mourdock's comments about rape are outrageous is just playing "gotcha politics."
Too many Republicans ardently believe and are not afraid to say that:
God intends rape babies.