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October 23, 2012

Romney distances himself from Republican's remarks on rape

The Democratic National Committee is seizing on remarks made tonight during an Indiana Senate debate in which Republican candidate Richard Mourdock said that he opposes abortion even in the case of rape because a pregnancy from rape is "something God intended to happen."

The committee in a release highlighted the fact that Romney endorsed Mourdock, even cutting a television spot for him.

The Romney camp sought to distance itself from Mourdock's remarks, though it stopped short of pulling the endorsement.

"Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views," said spokeswoman Andrea Saul

Mourdock was asked during the final minutes of a debate  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. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen," he said.

He said after the debate that he did not believe God intended the rape, but that 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."

The remarks are the latest rape and abortion-related headache for Republicans, who tried (unsuccessfully) to push Missouri Republican Todd Akin out of the running when he told an interviewer that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely got pregnant. He's still in the race, but the race in Republican-rich Missouri is unexpectedly tight.

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Thomas Nass

After three(3) Debates, I don’t think that anyone, except for the “Assumptions” of the mentally round-shouldered, can figure out where Romney actually stands on anything! Romney’s inconsistencies on every issue have persisted from one debate to another. I have always believed that what a man cannot clearly explain, a man cannot clearly know, nor efficiently implement.
Romney likes to state what he believes in -which seems to be about everything, but Romney doesn’t seem to really know anything! The only thing that is certain with Romney, his wealthy proprietors and the Republican Party is that they all despise Obama. Not Obama’s policies, nor his inability, thus far, to correct all of the monumental blunders of the Bush/Cheney era, but Obama himself.
Even with his ersatz disclaimers of their Statements, the Endorsers(?) that Romney has acknowledged, say a lot about the way Romney thinks. And if anything is clear, it is that the way Romney thinks is not the way Romney talks!

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Quote: he opposes abortion even in the case of rape because a pregnancy from rape is "something God intended to happen."

End quote.

That is right next door to "God told me to make a baby with that woman."

I have to hand it to the pseudo-American right: They give new meaning to "What's old is what's new.".

The right/Tea Party/Republicans are bringing barbarism back - which is bad news for women first, obviously, but also the death knell for civilization. Ask Rome.

Can tell, by the way, that there is a shift in the editorial position of McClatchy underway. This should have merited a full-fledged article. The fact that it didn't...screeches the demise of journalism at McClatchy.

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