Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's rape and abortion comments spark faith debate

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  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 5:53 a.m.

    This issue is really straightforward. Simply Imagine--

    Picture: (a fertilized egg of a chicken)
    Caption: "This is not a chicken"

    Picture: (an Acorn)
    Caption: "This is not a tree."

    Picture: (an embryo)
    Caption: "This is not a person."

    Picture: (Richard Mourdock)
    Caption: "This is not a god, nor a spokesman for god, who has any business telling women when life begins or what they can or cannot do with their bodies."

    Any questions?

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 25, 2012 6:22 a.m.

    The guys on K Street will never get this one right.
    It isn't "tissue"; it's a life.
    And whenever you talk about taking a life you always include the family, the clergy and competent medical counsel.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 9:13 p.m.

    @third try
    I don't see where Hutterite claimed he did not have a right to his beliefs, Hutterite did express his views on that belief, which Hutterite has the right to also do but did at no point say he did not have the right to them.

    your are however right it is a "godsend" as it reveals his true colors before the people go to the polls to vote.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 7:24 p.m.

    No, Hutterite, Mourdock gets to believe what he wants along with the Catholic position on the matter. They are quite specific about r and a in their instruction to Catholic hospitals. See Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (no. 36).

    And you get to vote against him if you choose. This public spotlight on his position is...well...a Godsend.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Oct. 24, 2012 7:12 p.m.

    Multitudes of free thinking women will make their voices heard very soon. Although many women may appear to walk lock step with their husband and their family political history, strange things happen in a little voting booth.
    Many recall the long suffering Edith Bunker, wife of Archie. Edith always anxiously answered everything her bully husband said to her with the words, "Yes, Archie, of course, Archie". Archie Bunker told his wife how to vote, and who to vote for. We all witnessed this on the prime time program decades ago.
    However, Edith had a mind of her own. She entered the voting booth as a individual with views and opinions of her very own. We observed Edith using her common sense and following her heart as she cast her vote. American women cheered!
    Archie Bunker was never the wiser.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 6:51 p.m.

    There's no debate. Faith is what enabled mourdock to say this in the first place. He gets to be right and no one can challenge him because he gets to claim 'god says so'. No proof required. Everyone can argue about it now but they don't bring anything more to the table than he did. He believes this. He has faith. Religion is a divisive poison in our society and especially our politics. Fortunately, Ann Coulter has provided us with terms we can use to describe this chap.