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Democrats seize on candidate's pregnancy, rape comments

Publié par Clifford Armion le 25/10/2012

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Kim Geiger

WASHINGTON — In an election that increasingly is a battle for women's votes, the Obama campaign seized on a provocative claim about abortion and rape by a Republican Senate candidate in Indiana, arguing that it shows Mitt Romney does not support women's reproductive rights.
Richard Mourdock's comment that a pregnancy after rape is "something that God intended to happen" created an unexpected opening Wednesday for Democrats, who called on Romney to denounce the statement. The controversy created an unwanted distraction for the GOP nominee, who had endorsed Mourdock and taped a TV ad for him.
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"Democrats seize on candidate's pregnancy, rape comments", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2012. Consulté le 25/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/democrats-seize-on-candidate-s-pregnancy-rape-comments