Wednesday, October 24, 2012

GOP Senate Candidate says Pregnancy from Rape can be 'Something that God Intended to Happen'

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October 23, 2012

Proving once more that Todd ‘legitimate rape’ Akin is not a wildcard in the Republican party, another one pops up. Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday that pregnancy that results from rape can be “something that God intended to happen.”

 The Washington Post reports:
“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God,” Mourdock said at a debate.“And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

When a politician believes that their religiosity trumps basic biology, it’s a frightening prospect, but one in which we are aware that this biology-inept faction is permeating in the GOP. Case in point, Joe Walsh. As reported here, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Tea) stated recently that, “Abortion bans don’t need exceptions for the life of the mother because of “modern technology and science,.”

As reported here, Rep. Paul Broun who believes that evolution is a lie “straight from the pit of hell,” was running unopposed in his district until now. A write-in candidate has come into play: Charles Darwin. And to tout Broun’s opposition, a talk radio host in nearby Atlanta is trying to rally voters to cast write-in votes for Darwin, the English naturalist who first published his theory of evolution in 1859.

Politicians are becoming so absurd in their theories, which envelope their particular religion, that they’ve deemed themselves of a higher authority than scientists, and doctors. More confounding, is that any of the aforementioned would serve on the Science committee, such as Akin and Broun. Why not just seat Mourdock on the Committee too, just for the lulz.

Religion and politics are supposed to be separate issues. Rights for women should not be up for barter by men who wish to stifle others with their beliefs.