Will Mourdock "mandate that a woman be executed for enticing a poor, God-driven man to rape?"


Today's L.A. Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "A row over new rape comment," Oct. 25

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock of Indiana says that when a woman is impregnated during a rape, it is "something that God intended to happen." Mitt Romney, who appeared in a TV ad supporting Mourdock, is talking like a moderate lately. But this type of thinking is anything but moderate.

Over the last two years, from the Republican Party we women have gotten efforts to require trans-vaginal ultrasounds before abortions and expressions like "legitimate rape." And now this.

Such remarks are offensive and disrespectful to women everywhere.

Alba Farfaglia

San Clemente


I suspect that God's logic is more humble and better than the Senate candidate's. Mourdock knows God deliberately controls the result but the devil controls the act? Sounds like he is confused. I am seeking a shred of humility in his uttering and find none.

Mourdock's logic places a man above all as he maintains that the seed from him is God-directed. Scary. Will he next mandate that a woman be executed for enticing a poor, God-driven man to rape?

Norma Pierson


  • If there were an execution, it would surely take place after the birth of the preborn person.

  • This man is surely mentally unstable and should not be in government. In addition, he is there to vote in his constituents best interests, not according to his own personal insane ideas. This scenario jus could happen if we continue to allow screw balls into the Senate. His votes skew the American perspective.