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Dear Mr. Mourdock, You Do Not Speak for God

10/25/2012 05:47 pm ET | Updated Dec 25, 2012

It is difficult to believe, but another GOP Extremist for the U.S. Senate is attacking the rights, privacy and dignity of women.

But perhaps we should not be surprised at all. There is an orchestrated war against women being conducted here, and the ongoing skirmishes are not accidental. They are merely more proof of what we already know to be true.

The latest anti-woman rant comes from GOP candidate Richard Mourdock, who is endorsed by Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney.

It is critical that we listen to the language being used to minimize women in this country. It is critical that we understand what is unfolding before our eyes as an official national platform by the Republican Party.

We see that the GOP Extremists cannot stop pursuing their fringe agenda to take away the rights of women in America. The evidence of their anti-woman campaign is everywhere, hiding in plain sight.

Listen to what their candidates say; learn who Mitt Romney endorses. It will shock you - as it rightly should.

In yet another U.S. Senate race, the GOP candidate, Richard Mourdock of Indiana, has made outrageous, insensitive comments about rape. He said that he opposes abortion for pregnancies that occurred as the result of rape. Why? 'It is something God intended to happen,' he said.

Dear Mr. Mourdock, you do not speak for God. You are not a divine spokesman. Indeed, you are a very flawed and sad human being. You choose to cloak your right-wing, war on women rhetoric in the language of religion in an attempt to roll back women's rights. How dare you offer such an offensive, outrageous claim to the American public.

Just like Todd Akin, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate from Missouri, and just like GOP candidate Charlie Summers here in Maine, these men are hell bent on pushing an extremist agenda.

This is 2012. Not 1912. Women weren't even allowed to vote in this country until 1920. So this coordinated attack on women by GOP Extremists is an attack on America and its principles of freedom and democracy.

It is clear that our federal government should be doing much more to fight for women's rights in this country, since so many extreme Republicans believe that those freedoms should be compromised, revised, erased.

Mitt Romney has endorsed Mr. Mourdock. And yes, voters, Mr. Akin, Mr. Mourdock and Mr. Summers could all end up in the U.S. Senate, where their inane beliefs and hatred of women's rights will do great harm to the advancement of freedom.

Please pay attention to the larger battle being fought here, dear voters. When women's rights are attacked, all Americans' rights are attacked. It is time to stand up for our freedoms and to send these right-wing extremists packing.