Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How Republicans view rape and women

I've previously wrote about how Republicans view rape, abortion and women. I posted this article on the issue after Missouri senatorial candidate Todd Akin indicated that a woman could not get pregnant after a "legitimate" rape. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan sponsored legislation that would define rape as "forcible" rape.

Now here's more proof of how Republicans view rape and it's in a right-wing religious way. Folks, this is the modern view of the Republican Party. This statement comes from Indiana Republican senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock who defeated incumbent moderate Richard Lugar in the Republican primary. Mourdock represents the modern Republican Party. Yep, he is Tea Party backed. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney endorses this guy. So here's what he said at a recent debate when the subject was about abortion and rape.

"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."

So there you have it. Mourdock thinks rape is something that God intended to happen. And I guess he feels that God wants the woman who was raped to suffer the rape and the pain of childbirth. Look this guy is a Tea Party darling and the Tea Party is the foundation of the Republican Party. This is another reason for women to vote Democratic this November.

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