This past Tuesday night during the second U.S. Senate debate here in Indiana, Richard Mourdock answered a question about abortion in cases of rape or incest, to which he responded: “The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” (emphasis mine)
The Democrats, in response, immediately began to take his answer out of context and twist it into a claim that the State Treasurer said rape was preordained. Since the debate, the Mourdock campaign has rightly called out the Democrats for their contemptible actions, culminating into this ad:
What Mr. Mourdock said was crystal clear: he stated his opposition to the rape/incest exception and why, believing life is a gift from God, no matter the situation. Those who genuinely believed at the time he implied God preordained rape did not pay attention to what he actually said, and those who still believe it now are fools for doing so, plain and simple.
The actions of the Democrats, especially Joe Donnelly, is not surprising, considering he has an indefensible record as a Congressman and is looking for anything he can say to distract voters and demonize his opponent in order to win the election. The Libertarian nominee, Andrew Horning, to his great credit, has taken the opposite path by defending Mr. Mourdock in this matter with a statement he released three days ago.
It is obvious who the honorable candidates are in this race for the Senate, and who is not.