Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oh, Mitch...

Mitch McConnell released a statement this afternoon but it doesn't go far enough.

Via The Courier Journal, here is the statement from Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell:
“It’s incredibly irresponsible for anyone to take what Richard said about his views on life to demean his opposition to the detestable act of rape,” McConnell said.

“We’re at the end of an election season here and I understand each side is looking to make hay out of every comment, but sharing the view of millions of Americans that life begins at conception is Richard’s deeply held personal belief that shouldn’t be misconstrued by partisans to imply something it does not,” the senator said.
I'm sorry, Senator but you are avoiding the subject.  Richard Mourdock made a disgusting comment and essentially said rape victims should not be allowed to have an abortion and that they should carry the results of a rape to full term.

That is just wrong.

What's worse is that, during the debate, Richard Mourdock didn't say he was or was not opposed to rape but that if a female were raped, he would not support her getting an abortion unless her life was in danger.  Was her life not in danger when she was raped?

I don't understand what it is with Republican candidates for the United States Senate essentially saying that rape victims should not be allowed to have an abortion.

The G-d that I believe in would not want a women to suffer from a rape.

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