Burnt Orange Report
John Cornyn Defends Mourdock’s “Rape Pregnancies Are a Blessing” Comments

Good news, women of Texas! Your soon-to-be-senior senator agrees with Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock that your pregnancies that result from rape are a blessing.

Mourdock ignited a firestorm of controversy in a debate this week when he said — out loud, on the TV, when people could hear him — "Life is a gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to happen."

Now, NRSC chair John Cornyn is standing by his man. So even though apparently God doesn’t want the ladies to get raped, and even if a pregnancy comes as the result of a brutal, violent attack or simply a total disregard for a woman’s right to consent, it’s all part of God’s plan!

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22 Texas Republicans Co-Sponsored Todd Akin’s “Forcible Rape” Bill

Attention, poor women of Texas: your Republican Congresscritters want you to know that if you’re being raped, you’d better make sure you get beat up real good, or they don’t think you should be able to get an abortion if you get pregnant.

22 Texas Republicans co-sponsored the "Forcible Rape" bill that has gotten Missouri Congressman and Senate Candidate Todd Akin — and his BFF in lady-shaming, Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan — in so much hot water this week. The bill seeks to prevent any taxpayer funding from being used to pay for abortions. Currently, the Hyde Amendment allows public funds to be used for women to access abortion if they are a victim of rape or incest.

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