HipHopWired Featured Video

GOP candidate Richard Murdock has theorized that conception from rape is not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a “gift from God.”

Murdock, a staunch pro-life supporter believes that abortion should be carried out only if the mother’s life is at risk, but not in  instances of rape. The comments were made during a debate Tuesday (Oct. 23), and although he “struggled with” his views for  “a long time,” Murdock stood his ground.

“I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

Mitt Romney who supported Murdock’s candidacy a day earlier via a 30-second endorsement ad, quickly distanced himself from the comments stating that “they do not reflect” his views.

Late Tuesday Murdock, the state treasurer in Indiana, released a statement clarifying his comments. “God creates life and that was my point, God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that He does. Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick.”

With his controversial views, Murdock has joined the likes of Senate nominee Todd Akin  who proclaimed that “legitimate rape” doesn’t result in conception, before apologizing.


Bangin’ Candy: Howard University Student Fantasia [PHOTOS]

You Are Not Alone: 6 Comedians Who Rode The Crazy Train (Just Like Katt Williams) [PHOTOS]

Bangin Candy: Joe Budden’s Latest Main Squeeze Kaylin Garcia [PHOTOS]

Azealia Banks Calls Out Dolce & Gabbana Over “Racist” New Line [PHOTOS]

10 Hall Of Fame Level Flicks Of Rapper Struggle Faces [PHOTOS]

Politics As Usual: 10 Rap Songs That Warn Against Trusting The Government

Coon Affiliated: 10 Rap Songs That Set African-Americans Back As A Race

The Great White Hype: 10 White Rappers Who Fell Off (Or Are Barely Hanging On) [GALLERY]

Photo: Atlantic Wire