Mitt Romney has been forced to distance himself from another fellow Republican candidate after a US senate candidate claimed that pregnancy after rape is what “God intended”. Richard Mourdock told the audience for a TV debate:

“I came to realize life is that gift from God, and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen”

The Republican rape gaffe is at least the second of the US elections, coming after a House of Representatives member Todd Akin claimed that victims of what he described as “legitimate rape” wouldn’t get pregnant:

“from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Qulle suprise: Mourdock is backed by the Tea Party movement.

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