(WHAS11) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock apologized in a news conference Wednesday for the misinterpretation of his rape pregnancy comment in the debate Tuesday night.
During the debate as each candidate was asked about their shared "pro-life" position, Mourdock said "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."
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Full AP story here: INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is standing by his statement that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape "that's something God intended." He says some people have twisted his comment.
Mourdock said in a news conference Wednesday that he abhors any sexual violence and regrets it if his comment during a debate Tuesday night left another impression.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other Republicans have distanced themselves from Mourdock's stance.