Ignorant Legislator of the Week: Richard Mourdock

Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock

When we started the Ignorant Legislator of the Week award we didn’t expect it to be a frequent feature. However, another legislator, who will never be pregnant, has weighed in on pregnancy, abortion and rape.

In a debate last night, Indiana State Treasurer and Republican nominee for U.S. Senate Richard Mourdock was asked about his views regarding abortion and rape.

According to the Associated Press he said, “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.”

According to his campaign website,  Mourdock “is unapologetically pro-life and will work to stop federal funding for abortion.”  It will be interesting to see if he apologizes for his comments when his campaign donations slow down.


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