Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has distanced himself from Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's bizarre remarks that pregnancy resulting from rape is 'something God intended.'
Mourdock made the comments when he was asked whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest, during the final minutes of a debate
"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 happened," Mourdock replied.
According to Huff Post, the Romney campaign moved swiftly to disavow the remarks.
"Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views," the Republican presidential contender's camp said in a statement.
According to the report, the GOP Senate candidate himself sought to do damage control on his remarks.
Mourdock explained after the debate he did not believe God intended the rape, but that God is the only one who can create life.
"Are you trying to suggest somehow that God preordained rape, no I don't think that. Anyone who would suggest that is just sick and twisted. No, that's not even close to what I said," he added. (ANI)