Mourdock's exact words were “I struggled with myself for a long time but I came to realize life is that gift from God, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape. It is something that God intended to happen.” How can any reasonable person interpret these words as meaning that God intended rape to happen? “It” obviously refers to the beginning of a new life. Seriously, no one who pretends that Mourdock meant anything else is being honest. Mourdock was explaining why the exception for rape is not acceptable. If taking God out of the explanation will make it easier for some people to understand, a new human life is never a mistake, and so destroying that life does not correct something that should not have happened.