GOP senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock has stated that when a woman becomes pregnant through a rape, she should be denied an abortion. He explained his reasoning by saying that, "God is at work when rape leads to pregnancy."
Now, I don't know what personal experience Mourdock has had with rape. I don't know if he's ever had a daughter or a female relative who has ever been raped. All I do know is that rape is horribly prevalent in our society today with the US Department of Justice estimating
that about 300,000 women in the US are raped each year.
Pregnancy and rape is always a nagging worry within the mind of any young woman who dates regularly, and that worry is only exacerbated when someone who will probably never worry about rape or pregnancy occurring to his person makes a law further restricting a woman's choice should the unthinkable happen to her.
What are your opinions? Should there be worry about Mourdock's position? Is his way of thinking indicative of a new course regarding women's rights in the US today? Or is Mourdock right?