Friday, January 6, 2012

(From ThinkProgress) Santorum: States Should Have The Right To Outlaw Birth Control

I haven't seen this article posted on this blog (& it bears reposting anyway):

From ThinkProgress:

Rick Santorum reiterated his belief that states should have the right to outlaw contraception during an interview with ABC News yesterday, saying, “The state has a right to do that, I have never questioned that the state has a right to do that. It is not a constitutional right, the state has the right to pass whatever statues they have.” 
Santorum has long opposed the Supreme Court’s 1965 ruling “that invalidated a Connecticut law banning contraception” and has also pledged to completely defund federal funding for contraception if elected president. As he told CaffeinatedThoughts.com editor Shane Vander Hart in October, “One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country,” the former Pennsylvania senator explained. “It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”
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6 comments:

  1. Santorum (the candidate) has the right to believe whatever, but absolutely no right to impose it upon anyone else, under any circumstances. However he resonates with the other lunatics in the GOP presidential race, this hypocrite and wingnut zealot has certainly stirred a lot more of the rest of us with his position on individual rights.

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  2. I think he's just suffering trauma because he believes his mother would have used birth control had she known what the outcome would be.

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  3. As a man with no less than seven children, no wonder he wants to triple the income tax child deduction!

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  4. "It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

    Exactly. Because lacking available contraception, people will have more anal sex. Which, according to Ricky, is how things are supposed to be. More santorum!

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  5. Well, if what he wants is "Biblical" living, let's all go back to sacrificing animals in the temple, seducing men by the side of the road (Gen 38:14), daughters sleeping with their fathers (Gen 19:35), selling your daughters into slavery (Ex 21:7), killing all the inhabitants of towns including children (Deu 3:6), killing prisoners of war and raping virgins (Num 31:9). Have these asshats *read* this book that they claim ought to dictate our lives? The answer is very clear, it's a resounding HELL NO.

    Oh, and don't forget the necromancy (1 Sam 28:7) LOL

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  6. States can pass statues? Like, when you're driving down the road and you pass a statue of a hedgehog at some kitschy roadside attraction?

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