Leno: This senate candidate Richard Mourdock—(And 100% of the income in a lot of households, too.)
Leno: He made a statement today—or at least I saw it today—I want quote what he said. He said, he was asked about rape and—"I struggled with it, myself, for a long time, but I came to realize life is a gift from God. And even if life begins in a horrible situation of rape, it is something God intended to happen." Which, I mean, this seems like we're back to Todd Akin time again.
President Obama: Well, you know, I don't know how these guys come up with these ideas. Let me make a very simple proposition.
Obama: Rape is rape. It is a crime. [modest applause] And so, these various distinctions about rape and, you know—don't make too much sense to me. Don't make any sense to me. The second thing this underscores, though, this is exactly why you don't want a bunch of politicians—mostly male—making decisions about women's health care decisions. [huge applause] Women are capable of making these decisions, in consultation with their partners, with their doctors—and, you know, for politicians to want to intrude in this stuff, often times without any information, is a huge problem. And this is obviously a part of what's at stake in this election. You've got a Supreme Court that—you know, typically a president is gonna have probably another couple of appointments during the course of his term. And, you know, Roe vs. Wade is probably hanging in the balance. You've got issues like Planned Parenthood where—you know, that organization provides millions of women cervical cancer screenings, mammograms, all kinds of basic healthcare.
Obama: And so I think it's really important for us to understand that women are capable of making these decisions, and that these are not just women's issues; these are family issues. [applause]
Obama: Because, you know, women are half the—women are bringing in half the income in a lot of households, and it's really important.
Rape is rape. It is a crime. And so, these various distinctions about rape and, you know—don't make too much sense to me. Don't make any sense to me.
Our President said that. I could listen to it all day.