CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua Mercer, Executive Director of the CatholicVote.org Candidate Fund, issued the following statement:
"At the Indiana Senate debate, Richard Mourdock explained his strong commitment to protecting all innocent human life.
"Richard Mourdock is right: Rape is horrible. It is a deplorable evil and all efforts must be made to bring the criminal to justice. Victims should always be treated the utmost love and compassion.
"A child conceived in rape still deserves legal protections like all children. No child should be punished for the crime of her father.
"Joe Donnelly is trying to twist Richard Mourdock's words to make it sound like Mourdock claimed God intended rape to happen. Joe Donnelly is practicing politics at its absolute worst. He is intentionally distorting Mourdock's words to score political points. Hoosiers deserve much better than the shameful tactics of Joe Donnelly.
"Now there can be no doubt that Catholics in Indiana have only one pro-life candidate for the United States Senate. The men and women of CatholicVote.org are proud to stand with Richard Mourdock."
SOURCE CatholicVote.org Candidate Fund