Obama: Mourdock shows why you don’t want politicians making women’s health decisions

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, October 25, 2012 0:28 EDT
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During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, President Barack Obama chastised Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock over recent comments.

The GOP Senate candidate has found himself in hot water after saying that a pregnancy resulting from rape is “something God intended.”

“I don’t know how these guys come up with these ideas,” Obama told Leno. “Let me make a very simple proposition, rape is rape. It is a crime. And so these various distinctions about rape don’t make too much sense to me, don’t make any sense to me.”

Romney had endorsed Mourdock just a day before the controversial remark occurred. Democrats have been quick to link the Republican presidential candidate to Mourdock, using the controversial remark to hammer Romney’s positions on women’s reproductive rights.

“This is exactly why you don’t want a bunch of politicians, mostly male, making decisions about women’s health care decisions,” Obama continued. “Women are capable of making these decisions in consultation with their partners, with their doctors, and for politicians to want to intrude in this stuff often times without any information is a huge problem. And this is obviously a part of what’s at stake in this election.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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