Today, Joe Donnelly, candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement in regards to Richard Mourdock’s comment regarding rape in the debate this evening.
"I think rape is a heinous and violent crime in every instance,” said Donnelly. “The God I believe in and the God I know most Hoosiers believe in, does not intend for rape to happen--ever. What Mr. Mourdock said is shocking, and it is stunning that he would be so disrespectful to survivors of rape."
When asked about the three candidates’ shared pro-life stances, Mourdock said, "I've struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from god. And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."