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Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock pauses during a news in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, to explain the comment he made during last night Senate debate. Mourdock said that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended." Mourdock has been locked in a close contest with Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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“Richard Mourdock said that life is always a gift from God, and we couldn’t agree more.” - Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of The Susan B. Anthony List (Associated Press)

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Republican Richard Mourdock, a candidate for Indiana's U.S. Senate, pauses as he speaks to supporters at an Indiana Republican Party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Indianapolis. Mourdock was defeated by Democrat Joe Donnelly. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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Democrat Joe Donnelly celebrates with his wife Jill after winning the U.S. Senate seat over Republican Richard Mourdock at an election night celebration in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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A gaffe by Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock has imperilled the Republicans’ chances of claiming a Senate seat that was thought to be ripe for the taking. In Mr. Mourdock’s race, a win would keep the seat in the Republican column. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** The candidates for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat — (from left) Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, Libertarian Andrew Horning and Republican state Treasurer Richard Mourdock — debate in New Albany, Ind., on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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“Richard Mourdock said that life is always a gift from God, and we couldn’t agree more.” - Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of The Susan B. Anthony List (Associated Press)

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“Richard Mourdock said that life is always a gift from God, and we couldn’t agree more.” - Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of The Susan B. Anthony List (Associated Press)

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Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock makes a point in Indianapolis on Wednesday, at a news conference at which he sought to clarify what he meant by remarks on rape he made in a debate the night before. (Associated Press)

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Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock makes a point in Indianapolis on Wednesday, at a news conference at which he sought to clarify what he meant by remarks on rape he made in a debate the night before. (Associated Press)

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Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock speaks Oct. 24, 2012, during a news conference in Indianapolis to explain the comment he made during a Senate debate the previous night. Mourdock, who has been locked in a close contest with Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, said that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended." (Associated Press)

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Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat, participates Oct. 23, 2012, in a debate in New Albany, Ind., with Democrat Joe Donnelly and Libertarian Andrew Horning. Mourdock, when asked during the final minutes of the debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest, said "it's something God intended" when a woman is impregnated during a rape. (Associated Press)

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Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat, participates in a debate with Democrat Joe Donnelly and Libertarian Andrew Horning in a debate in New Albany, Ind., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman is impregnated during a rape, "it's something God intended." He was asked during the final minutes of the debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Indiana U.S. Senate candidates Joe Donnelly (left), a Democrat, libertarian Andrew Horning (center) and Republican Richard Mourdock participate in a debate in New Albany, Ind., on Oct. 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat, participates Oct. 23, 2012, in a debate in New Albany, Ind., with Democrat Joe Donnelly and Libertarian Andrew Horning. Mourdock, when asked during the final minutes of the debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest, said "it's something God intended" when a woman is impregnated during a rape. (Associated Press)

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Candidates for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat Democrat Joe Donnelly (left), Libertarian Andrew Horning (center) and Republican Richard Mourdock participate in a debate in New Albany, Ind., on Oct. 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

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The candidates for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat — (from left) Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, Libertarian Andrew Horning and Republican state Treasurer Richard Mourdock — debate in New Albany, Ind., on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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** FILE ** The candidates for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat — (from left) Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, Libertarian Andrew Horning and Republican state Treasurer Richard Mourdock — debate in New Albany, Ind., on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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**FILE** Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (Associated Press)