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Mourdock responds to criticism over debate answer

by Brandon Smith

October 24, 2012

Embattled GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock says he apologizes if anyone misunderstood his comments during Tuesday’s Senate debate – where he said pregnancy resulting from rape was something God intended to happen.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, today he says he won’t apologize for his beliefs.

Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly says Mourdock’s comment is hurtful to women, survivors of rape and their families.  He says this is not about abortion or politics, but Mourdock’s extreme and hurtful words.