Rape no blessing

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Babies are a blessing from God, and we have learned recently from Indiana's Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Richard Mourdock, that rape-induced pregnancy is "something that God intended to happen."

If this were true, by logical extension, rape is a blessing from God. This is clearly not true and an insult to us all.

Gary Oderda