Indiana Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock should be commended for unequivocally supporting unborn life. In a recent debate between him and his Democratic opponent Congressman Joe Donnelly, Mourdock stated:
“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but 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,” Mourdock said during the Oct. 23 debate.
Mourdock was speaking from the heart when he stated that unborn innocent children should not be squished like bugs, just because a crime occurred. Yet, Democratic politicians like Barack Obama can only respond on the Jay Leno show no less that “Rape is rape — don’t make any sense to me.” That’s because the President doesn’t believe unborn children have any rights.
However, Mourdock is being condemned for supporting the very essence of humanity — babies. My friend, Robert Schwarzwalder, Vice President of the Family Research Council, writes that “that the indisputably biblical duty to defend the right to life, defend the God-ordained social institution most at risk (marriage), and defend the religious liberty that is foundational to all other freedoms rank at the top of the believer’s civic duties.” And that is what Mourdock is defending — the foundational principles of all believers and secular individuals who believe that Government’s role is to protect inherent God-given rights over everything else. Frankly, the Founders expected no less, when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These unalienable rights are the purpose of government, and when government fails to protect life — born or unborn — then our elected representatives are truly failing to uphold the purpose of the founding of this nation.