Ind. GOP Senate Candidate Stands by Rape Comment 10/24/12
October 24, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is standing by his statement that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape "that's something God intended." He says some people have twisted his comment.
Mourdock said in a news conference Wednesday that he abhors any sexual violence and regrets it if his comment during a debate Tuesday night left another impression.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other Republicans have distanced themselves from Mourdock's stance.
The Obama campaign says the comments provide evidence that Mitt Romney and a GOP-led Congress would feel women shouldn't be able to make choices about their health care. A spokeswoman says Obama finds the comments "outrageous and demeaning to women."