Skip to comments.Santorum promises to ban abortion, discharge gay soldiers and abolish the 9th circuit
Posted on 11/05/2011 11:36:00 AM PDT by NYer
Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a Republican presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Las Vegas.
Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum laid out an ambitious social policy agenda on Friday during the first in a series of three policy speeches he will deliver over the coming weeks.
The program Santorum outlined, the Des Moines Register reports, would include reinstating “dont ask, dont tell,” pursuing a constitutional ban on abortion, enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act and abolishing the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has traditionally been liberal-minded.
While other presidential candidates have mostly focused on economic policy, Santorum began the speech by focusing on social policy, describing the two as inextricably connected.
The economy is inextricably linked to the moral fabric of this country,” Santorum proclaimed. “And we can’t have a real solution-based conversation about fixing the economic problems in this country without faith and family being a large part of that conversation.”
The family, he said, is a necessary building block for fiscal goals.
You cannot have limited government if you have broken families because someone has to pick up the pieces, and the ones who pick up the pieces are the taxpayers, Santorum said.
Santorum said that using the power of the executive branch, he would separate abortion and family planning and restore a ban on abortion referrals, as well as re-institute the “Mexico City Policy,” which prevents taxpayer funding or promotion of overseas abortions. (RELATED: Santorum aide: Cain should be more forthcoming on allegations)
He would also ban federal funding for embryonic stem cell research and would ask Congress to implement several laws to that effect. He additionally pledged to repeal the mandate included in Obamas health care reform that provides contraceptive services, and promised to veto any bill providing funds to Planned Parenthood.
Santorum added that he would defend the Defense of Marriage Act from court challenges, ban same-sex marriages on military bases and demand that Congress restore the “dont ask, dont tell” policy.
Though his socially conservative message appeals to a significant number of Iowa caucus-goers, it hasn’t significantly aided his poll numbers. In a Des Moines Register poll of likely caucus participants released last weekend, Santorum was in sixth place with five percent support.
That would be great!
Whenever the Israelites absolutely rebelled to the point, where their very existence was questionable, God often resorted to harm reduction.
Example, allowing for divorce or allowing the Israelites to eat certain meats.
The allowance of polygamy, though far from God’s plan for marriage, was also because the Israelites were unwilling, at this time, to change.
Where are you getting the idea that I’m saying I’m G-d? I never said I have the right to decide who lives and dies? what are you on?
Read my private reply. I never said I am G-d,so don’t be a nit-wit,unless it comes easily and is beyond your control.
Tikkun Olam means “to repair the world”. we are G-d’s partners in making the world a better place for all. Does this register with you?
“...Read my private reply...”
“Re: Santorum promises to ban abortion, discharge gay soldiers and abolish the 9th circuit
From POWERSBOOTHEFAN | 11/05/2011 6:10:06 PM PDT new
Are you on drugs?”
I am not, thank you very much for your concern,
You are the one who said abortion was acceptable and should be condoned under certain circumstances.
Whoever decides what those circumstances are is playing G_D.
I am not deciding who lives or dies! The reason I asked you if you were on drugs is because of your INCREDIBLY stupid and moronic statement that I am trying to play G-d! I did not say abortion should be condoned but there MAY be circumstances in which it would be humane because of severe,severe retardation in which the child may not grow up to be someone who can function. Do you think that should be? AGAIN,I am not trying to play G-d or decide who should live or die. There are extreme circumstances.
This is one of those "broad" excuses that doctors have used since ad finitum to justify abortion. High blood pressure is an example of a 'life threatening' situation. It's treatable.
Actually, a couple of things here. First, one of the occurrences might be if the woman had a certain type of cancer and found out she was pregnant. The pregnancy may cause the cancer to spread more rapidly. Another scenario, that gets misrepresented is the catch all of 'the life of the mother'. I was caught up in that with HELLP Syndrome but, it like other high risk pregnancies doesn't really center on aborting the baby, as much as it centers on who to save in the event that they can only save one. The mother or the baby. In such a case, saving the mother doesn't mean the baby is aborted, it just means the baby dies during childbirth. Sometimes the surgeons cannot save both the mother and the baby. To me, abortion is intentional and planned. To me anyway, if the health of the mother is at risk and they have to deliver the baby early and it doesn't survive, that is not abortion.
That is a very good response.
It just makes sense. I believe that G-d would want us to try to save both the mother and the baby, but, if that was not possible, I do believe that G-d would rather we save one, than lose both. That isn’t ‘playing G-d’, its just common sense. jmo
I do not agree.
It’s like this, though:
If you genuinely think abortion is murder, and there are, what, thousands? tens of thousands? of abortions performed every month, then that’s tens of thousands of children being murdered monthly.
What could possibly be more important?
Hey, just out of curiosity, if abortion is illegal, what should the penalty be? 10 years? 15? Prisons are overcrowded as it is, and that’s a lot of women to put in jail.
I just can’t find an explanation other than “they’re lying through their teeth.”
None of them on his own, good appointments or no. Two would require Congressional action and one would require two-thirds of the Senate and three-quarters of the states. I applaud his convictions but he's kidding himself if he thinks he could get it done.
I agree with the prolife position.
Life does start at conception and there is no just reason for taking the life of the unborn child, with the only possible exception being the literal life of the mother.
However, you cannot likely accomplish the goal of eliminating abortion completely in one fell swoop. That is what I quibble with. If you want abortion outlawed, you have to push for it in small steps. That is how you’re going to win this fight.
I agree with all of what Rick says and he has never ran away from his full conservatism .
The man never got a chance off our biased media because of his stances
Conservatives are social and fiscal, and any fool saying they have no problem with the homo agenda like homo’s serving openly etc, etc are not conservatives but libertarians who are liberals infact more liberal than Dems on social issues
Most do not want the queer agenda, do not want queer marriage, queers serving openly or being taught the homo agenda to 5 yea olds in schools.
He has the right message but the media will never give him a chance and libertarians who are more in tuned with liberals do not care for his full conservatives stances.
Also another poster said it is a bit late saying this, well I suggest to that poster too that they need to pay more attention as he has been saying this for some time.
He’d go further with, “ Return America to a Constitutional Republic that respects the law as it’s written and work with Congress to appoint outside counsel to investigate and prosecute, to the furthest extent of the law, any and all violations of the Constitution by the current administration.”
Most Americans do not want the leftist social/immoral agenda, but most Rs are too chickens*** to tell the truth about the dangers of said agendas. The cowardice among the Rs is disgusting.
Imagine the career he could have had if had had not stabbed conservatives in the back by supporting Arlen “Scottish Law” Specter against Pat Toomey.
Santorum spent all his political capital supporting an enemy of these United States. He needs to just go away.
He should just promise the voters pie. At least he could deliver pie.
In the meantime, he could brush up on the constitution and apologize for greatly exaggerating the power of the executive branch on the campaign trail.