Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Wednesday his comments have been "twisted," as he sought to explain controversial remarks about rape and abortion.
The Republican said during a debate against Democrat Joe Donnelly on Tuesday that when a woman becomes pregnant during rape "it is something that God intended."
Mourdock's original comments sparked an uproar from Democrats and caused presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who is featured in a Mourdock ad, to disavow the controversial statements. Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire canceled plans to campaign with Mourdock. Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for President Obama's campaign, said Obama "felt those comments were outrageous and demeaning to women."
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