“I know there are some who disagree, and I respect their point of view, but I believe that life begins at conception,” Mourdock said at a debate with Democratic opponent Rep. Joe Donnelly and libertarian Andrew Horning. “The only exception I have to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother.”Oh, vey.
Mourdock added: “I just struggled with it myself for a long time but I came to realize: Life is that gift from God that I think even if life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
I *think* I know what he meant to say, but he said what he said. Do I think that God intends violent acts to be visited upon people? No. Do I think an innocent child should die because of that act? No.
I don't really know the circumstances surrounding my children's conception (in case you're new here, my five kids are all adopted, same birth mom). Given her lifestyle, it is very likely that at least one of them is the conception of rape, and it would have been very easy for the birth mom to choose abortion. For whatever reasons, she didn't choose abortion for these five children.
And I am glad.
I don't believe that God intends rape. But I believe that God intended for each of my children to be. Where does that put me on this scale? Not sure. But I know that I have five incredible people in my life, ones I cannot imagine life without.