Obama Campaign Calls GOP Senate Candidate’s Rape Comment “Outrageous”

WASHINGTON (October 24, 2012)--President Barack Obama's campaign said Wednesday an Indiana Republican U.S. Senate candidate's comments about rape are a reminder that Mitt Romney and a GOP-led Congress would feel women shouldn't be able to make choices about their health care.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki says Mr. Obama found Richard Mourdock's comments "outrageous and demeaning to women."

Mourdock, who is running for Senate in Indiana, said that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape "that's something God intended."

Romney is featured in a television ad supporting Mourdock and Psaki says it was "perplexing" that Romney hasn't demanded the ad be taken down.

Romney's campaign says the GOP presidential nominee disagrees with Mourdock's comments.


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