First, let me start by saying Richard Mourdock is one of the most thoughtful, genuine candidates I’ve met. Watching the phony outrage from pro-infanticiders is gag inducing. Last night during an Indiana Senate debate, an emotional Mourdock had this to say regarding abortion:
This is that issue that every candidate for federal or even state office faces and I, too, certainly stand for life. I know there are some that disagree and I respect their point of view, but I believe that life begins at conception. The only exception I have for, uh, to have an abortion is in that 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 and even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it something that God intended to happen.
Not surprisingly, leftists desperate to make this election cycle about their contrived “war on women,” and anything other than the failure that is the Obama presidency, wasted no time lauching a misleading assault. “God intended rape to happen,” they quoted him, clearly a distortion of what Mourdock said.
In a press conference following the debate, Think Progress, an inappropriately named organization and leftist “think” tank, posted a video of a reporter who asked Mourdock, “When it comes to rape, it sounded like you said something, to the effect of, “if you have a child because you were raped, it was God’s intention to still have that,” is that what you said?” Mourdock clarified his remarks saying:
What I said was, in answering your question from my position of faith, I said that I believe God creates life. I believe that as wholely and fully as I can believe it. God creates life.
Immediately following Mourdock’s remarks, the Indiana Right for Life PAC who previously endorsed Mourdock, released a powerful statement and personal story of a woman conceived in rape:
Tonight, Richard Mourdock showed Hoosiers that he will stand up for all innocent, human life once elected to the U.S. Senate. Richard recognizes what our Founding Fathers wisely proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence. They declared that we are endowed by our Creator with the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Rape is a vile act, committed in evil. When a pregnancy results out of this horrific crime, every bit of care and love must be shown to the victim. We believe that life begins at fertilization and with fertilization comes the right to life as affirmed in the Declaration of Independence.
While the senate debate in New Albany, Ind. was going on tonight, in West Lafayette, Ind., Rebecca Kiessling was addressing a Tippecanoe County Right to Life event. Rebecca was conceived in rape. Even though her mother attempted to abort her on two occasions, Rebecca was born and she gives a face to someone conceived in rape. Only God can know the purpose for all human life whether conceived in rape, an unplanned pregnancy or planned circumstances.
We find it reprehensible that Joe Donnelly would try to make rape a political issue. That type of rhetoric is disrespectful in and of itself to rape victims and invididuals conceived in rape.
Richard Mourdock is our pro-life choice for U.S. Senate and we look forward to him representing Hoosier values in Washington.
Every left leaning publication immediately slopped together posts attempting to malign Mourdock for standing firmly by the sanctity of life. They hoped to dishonestly connect Mourdock’s consistently pro-life record with the gaffes of other candidates (*cough* Akin) and manufacture phony outrage over an issue only controversial to themselves.
What they won’t report is that Joe Donnelly, Mourdock’s challenger, along with the disgraced Rep. Akin, co-sponsored a bill in 2011 to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions. The bill made an exception for abortions as a result of rape, incest or where the life of the mother is at risk. Coincidentally, this is the same bill the same media used to attack Paul Ryan because it includes the now famous, “forcible rape” language. But don’t count on seeing that in a Washington Post headline.
Heaven forbid someone 1) mention GOD while simultaneously 2) promoting pro-life values held by the vast majority of the country. No, no. That might upset someone’s secular, selfish sensibilities. Even more concerning are those on the right whose response to the left-leaning media is still “thank you sir, may I have another.” Lookin’ at you Mike Pence. Turn coat, capitulation to the media is even more deplorable than the liberal attack dogs masquerading as non-partisans. So, let the record show that I, along with Michelle Malkin, Dana Loesch, Senator John Cornyn and many, many more, stand with Richard Mourdock and the unborn, regardless of how they’re conceived.