US: Got raped? Got pregnant? Blame God.
Yep, God can be a right bastard sometimes.
Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock has said that pregnancy caused by rape is something “God intended” and not a situation that justifies an abortion, roiling a tight race less than two weeks before the election.
Mr Mourdock’s comment came in response to a voter-submitted question toward the end of a debate on Tuesday night with his opponents, Democratic US Representative Joe Donnelly and Libertarian candidate Andrew Horning.
“I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realise that life is that gift from God,” said Mr Mourdock, the state’s treasurer. “And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Well, if you believe weird shit, you say weird shit, I guess.