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'God Intended Rape Pregnancies' - GOP Backpedals

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  • 5 years ago
"Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock became the latest Republican to stir up controversy -- and potential trouble for the Romney campaign -- when he said during a debate that "even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen."

Mourdock, a tea party-backed conservative Republican, unseated longtime Sen. Richard Lugar after a heated primary campaign. On Sunday, with his general election race tightening, he received Mitt Romney's official support. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is the only other candidate Romney has appeared on camera to endorse.

"With so much at stake, I hope you'll join me in supporting Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate," Romney says in the new web video.

Mourdock made his controversial remarks during a debate with with Rep. Joe Donnelly, a three-term congressman who is also anti-abortion, on Tuesday night. By early this morning, the Democratic National Committee had already edited the Romney endorsement video to include Mourdock's comments from the night before."* Cenk Uygur breaks down the GOP's and Mourdock's backpedaling on the controversial statement and why it doesn't amount to much.

*Read more from Gregory J Kreig and Chris Good/ABC News:

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