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The Femo: Richard Mourdock and the meaning of rape

Richard Mourdock

by Olivia Conetta

Just two months after Todd Akin’s (R-MO) “forcible rape” blunder comes yet another politician who doesn’t understand what rape means. Earlier this week, Richard Mourdock, the Republican Senate candidate in Indiana, answered a debate question about abortion by expressing his belief that “life is that gift from God that I think even if life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” Backtracking on his comment, he later said, “I don’t think God wants rape.”