Obama Campaign: Mourdock Rape Comment 'Outrageous'

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock speaks to supporters in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, after he defeated incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., in the primary. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock speaks to supporters in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, after he defeated incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., in the primary. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign says a Republican 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 Obama finds 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. 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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