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Democrats launch ad attacking Richard Mourdock's abortion comments

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is out with an ad attacking Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (R) for his recent controversial comments on rape and abortion.

The ad opens with a clip of Mourdock explaining why he opposed abortion in the case of rape, saying "Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that God intended to happen."

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"God intended that a woman be raped and become pregnant? Even Mitt Romney and Mike Pence believe Richard Mourdock goes too far, and should apologize. But not Mourdock," the ad's narrator says before cutting to a clip of Mourdock from shortly after the primary.

"To me the highlight of politics frankly is to inflict my opinion on someone else," Mourdock says, before the ad replays the original clip.

The Tea Party favorite and state treasurer created a firestorm with his comments, and while he apologized to anyone who'd misunderstood him and clarified that he meant that he believes that "God creates life" and "does not want rape," he has not taken back the original remark.

The comment could damage Mourdock, who has struggled to pull ahead of Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in the polls in the red state, largely because of previous gaffes.

Romney, who recently cut an ad for Mourdock, said he disagreed with his comments but that he still supports him. He has not asked him to apologize.

Watch the ad: