Pence: Mourdock should apologize for rape comment

Pence: Mourdock should apologize for rape comment

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Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat, participates in a debate with Democrat Joe Donnelly and Libertarian Andrew Horning in a debate in New Albany, Ind., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman is impregnated during a rape, "it's something God intended." He was asked during the final minutes of the debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on October 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 24 at 1:34 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence says that fellow Republican Richard Mourdock should apologize for saying that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape "that's something God intended."
 
   Pence issued a statement Wednesday saying he strongly disagreed with the statement Mourdock made during Tuesday night's U.S. Senate debate with Democrat Joe Donnelly. Pence has been a leading social conservative in Congress and helped lead an unsuccessful push to cutoff federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
 
   Texas Sen. John Cornyn (KOHR'-nihn) is leader of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. He is standing by Mourdock, saying the candidates comments are being construed in an "irresponsible and ridiculous" manner.

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