Romney's campaign says he still supports Mourdock
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney's campaign says he still supports Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after Mourdock said "God intended" pregnancies that result from rape, but the campaign has not asked Mourdock to take down a TV ad featuring Romney.
Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said Wednesday that Romney disagrees with Mourdock's opposition to abortion in cases of rape and incest. But she says Romney still supports Mourdock's bid.
Mourdock made the comment during a debate Tuesday night with his opponent, Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly.
Romney recorded a TV ad supporting Mourdock's bid that began airing in Indiana this week. A Romney official said the campaign has not asked Mourdock to stop airing the ad.
Democrats have called on Romney to disavow support for Mourdock and pull down the TV ad.
Related Article: Ind. GOP Senate candidate stands by rape comment
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is standing by his statement that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape "that's something God intended." He says some people have twisted his comment.
Mourdock said in a news conference Wednesday that he abhors any sexual violence and regrets it if his comment during a debate Tuesday night left another impression.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other Republicans have distanced themselves from Mourdock's stance.
The Obama campaign says the comments provide evidence that Mitt Romney and a GOP-led Congress would feel women shouldn't be able to make choices about their health care. A spokeswoman says Obama finds the comments "outrageous and demeaning to women."