Richard Mourdock Statement

Richard Mourdock Statement

October 25, 2012

Richard Mourdock’s statement concerning a child who is conceived from rape in no way demeans the rape victim nor excuses the rapist. Rape is an act of violence against an innocent woman and any woman who goes through this ordeal deserves to be treated with deep compassion, given unqualified support and special care. However, these terrible circumstances of conception do not change the fact that abortion itself is also an act of violence against another innocent victim. And irrationally, some in our society expect her to kill her unborn child, not for something that the child has done, but rather for the crime of the father. Mourdock’s statement does not excuse or condone the rape but rather points out that God can lovingly take even these worst and rare circumstances and turn evil into good. Mourdock stands by his pro-life principles which is not the case with Joe Donnelly. As one of the few pro-life Democrats in the last Congress, Donnelly caved and voted for ObamaCare even after pledging not to do so because of its abortion mandates. We know that there are those, even within our own political party, who disagree with this position and we understand their differing with us. However, we at the RNC for Life stand with Richard Mourdock and his unwavering support of God’s precious gift of life.