Note from Lyn: I understood Mourdock completely. I did not feel he was saying ‘rape’ is intended by God; rather, the life created was created by God (since God truly is the only One who can create life, (create meaning, ‘to make something out of nothing.’) I say, way to go Richard! The world will hate you, but if God is for us, who then can be against us? I personally don’t believe two wrongs make a right. It’s not the baby’s fault.
If you can’t handle it, put the infant up for adoption! We never have a right to kill an unborn baby! I’ve been in some pretty bad situations myself with past pregnancies, yet I never decided to have my children slaughtered as a result. It wasn’t my decision to make, but God’s, and His alone! They are happy they are alive! They enjoy life!
And one more thing. Let us remember that although rape is a sin, and God hates sin…NOTHING in this world happens without God allowing it to happen. We will NEVER understand His reasons. For it is written in Isaiah 55:8, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” Every good thing, ugly thing, and horrible thing that happens happens for a reason.
Until Satan is destroyed forever, God allows sin in this world. He hates it, but He allows it because mankind is corrupt. Until salvation takes place, where we are adopted into the family of God and released from the curse of sin, we are corrupt, filthy, and belong to Satan. The same holds true for abortion. The Lord isn’t responsible for it, and He hates it. However, until Satan is removed, He allows these things for a season. Not to worry! See what 1 Corinthians 15:53-57 says:
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption; and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?
56 Now the sting of death is sin: and the power of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, who hath given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Debating Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in their final Senate race showdown, a questioner asked them and Libertarian candidate Andrew Horning to explain their views on abortion.
All three said they were anti-abortion. But Mourdock went further, putting himself in territory near Missouri GOP Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, the anti-abortion congressman who infamously asserted that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.”
“The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother,” said Mourdock, the Tea Party-backed state treasurer. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Mourdock unseated veteran Republican Sen. Richard Lugar in the May primary, and has battled Donnelly for the longtime senator’s supporters since. Abortion has been a touchy issue for the candidates, with Mourdock accusing Donnelly of lacking strength on the issue because Donnelly backed the health care reform law. Donnelly has criticized a requirement that ensures women can get birth control, even when their employer objects to contraception.
“I believe in pro-life,” Donnelly said, carving out somewhat more moderate anti-abortion stance. “I believe that life begins at conception. The only exceptions I believe in are for rape, incest and the life a mother.”
Horning argued that the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision was unconstitutional, and that abortion issues should be state matters.
“Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock’s comments, and they do not reflect his views,” said Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul.
Mourdock tried to clarify his comments soon after the debate, saying God does not intend sexual assaults.
“God creates life, and that was my point,” Mourdock said in a statement. “God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that He does. Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick.”
Nevertheless, Democrats jumped on the comments as further proof that Murdock is an extremist.
“I think rape is a heinous and violent crime in every instance,” said Donnelly in his own statement. “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.”
“Richard Mourdock’s disturbing comment about rape is a window into Mourdock’s extreme view of the world, ” said Shripal Shah, spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. “Indiana can’t afford to send a self-proclaimed ‘zealot’ and Tea Partier like Richard Mourdock to the Senate.”
Mourdock has been trying to soften some of his postions for the general election after running on a platform that described “compromise” as when Democrats came to agree with him.
Horning had argued earlier in the debate that Mourdock should stick with the harder line.
“As I was reading about the extreme stands of Richard Mourdock I was thinking, ‘Hey, there’s hope for this guy.’ A lot of the stuff that he said was correct,” Horning said, referring to Mourdock’s suggestions that entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security may not be constitutional.
“He has repudiated a lot of those statements. Some of it was about the unconstitutionality … right on,” Horning said. “We need somebody who is going to stick with principles.”
Luke Johnson contributed reporting. This article was updated after publication
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Wow. Tough stance, but we already know the world will hate us. Agree with Mourdock wholeheartedly. Life is from God!
Amen. I’ve always said the same thing..rape is horrible, but it’s not a reason to kill an innocent baby..after all, the baby did not do it. The baby is an innocent bystander. God bless you Revelation 12:11! “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
Thanks Lyn! Hope you don’t mind – I’ve referenced this post in my blog posting today – it really turned my thought processes upside down this morning! 😉
No..I don’t mind at all. Reblog, mention, link to..whatever..it’s all good! A long, long time ago I used to say that abortion was okay if you were raped..but I realized that I never had really thought about it. I was just used to other people saying it. But when I thought about it, I realized that it’s still a life..and the child is innocent. I have heard people say “well whoever did the rape has mental issues and the child has a chance of being mentally ill.” Untrue. Most men who do those things are that way because of a learned behavior..child abuse, sex abuse..something. Most rapists are NOT born that way..furthermore..saying there is a ‘chance’ would be like throwing someone in prison in advance because they might, at some point in their life, rob a bank. See what I mean?
Thanks for sharing. I agree with him. God is the only one who creates life, and if we use rape and incest as an excuse to go against Psalm 139, then we’re sinning against God, just as any abortion would. We can not pick and choose, or play God and make decisions about how and why He creates any life. Besides to charge someone with rape, conviction would take at least a year to come to court. By that time, if the guy were convicted, and they could officially call it rape, any life created when someone forced themselves on a woman would be born already. Definitions and proof of rape and incest are too foggy to me. I know what they mean, but I don’t think they play into a decision to make any abortion legal or acceptable.
In the precious name of Jesus Steve Sawyer firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com stevensawyer.wordpress.com
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:59:37 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amen Steve. I feel the EXACT same way!