With polls showing Mitt Romney and President Obama in a dead heat with the election less than two weeks away, the Obama campaign is trying to tie Mitt Romney to embattled Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's controversial remark that when rape results in pregnancy it's something "God intended." Romney distanced himself from the remarks but is standing by his endorsement of Mourdock. Team Obama put out a video saying that "Romney's solution to extremism against women" is to "promote the extremists." Mourdock said Democrats were twisting his words for political gain, explaining that he "abhors any kind of sexual violence" but that abortion is wrong in all cases because every life is precious.
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