Indiana Senate Candidate Draws Fire for Rape Comments
The delicate issue of pregnancies resulting from rape rattled another campaign for the Senate Tuesday when Indiana’s Republican Senate nominee, Richard Mourdock, said a life conceived by rape “is something that God intended to happen” and must be protected.
The comments came during a debate with Mr. Mourdock, the state treasurer; the Libertarian candidate Andrew Horning; and Representative Joe Donnelly, the Democrat locked in an unexpectedly tight contest for the seat now held by the Republican Senator Richard Lugar. All three were trying to distinguish themselves, since they all are identified as opposing abortion.
“I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God,” Mr. Mourdock said. “And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
If God intended the pregnancy from a rape to happen, doesn't that mean God intended the rape to happen?