The Mitt Romney campaign continues to support Richard Mourdock’s run for the US Senate despite controversial statements he made during Tuesday’s final Senate debate.

Mourdock’s statement that pregnancy resulting from rape is [still] a gift from God, rankled women’s groups and bolstered anti-abortionists.

The Romney campaign told CNN reporter Jim Acosta that they would not pull an ad Romney made this week asking voters to “join me in supporting Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate.”

“[w]e disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him,” said a spokesman in statement released today.

But was Mourdock wrong when he said babies born as a result of rape are still a gift from God?

The purpose of human existence is to plant the seeds for future generations. We’re born, we reproduce, we die. History shows us that rape played a critical role in our evolutionary process. Today, we are civilized and there are laws in place to imprison men who commit acts of forcible rape. But the concept of rape is not foreign to Nature.

While I believe that human life is to be valued — even life that results from an act of violence — I still believe in a woman’s choice to end an unwanted pregnancy.

What do you think of Mourdock’s statements?

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