Skip to comments.Question About Santorum's Views on Contraception
Posted on 02/16/2012 12:28:11 PM PST by joesbucks
In an interview in 2006, Santorum said: "I vote and have supported birth control because it is not the taking of human life."
But Valentines Day in Idaho Santorum said: Rick Santorum told the crowd he'll work to extend the definition of personhood to include unborn fetuses. "I do not believe life begins at conception," he said. "I know life begins at conception.
Since many birth control methods are abortifacients, how does this stack up if Santorum is considered pro life?
Many contraceptives can also be abortifacients, making it so that the embryo cannot attach to the uterine wall and then the mother will miscarry.
I am pro-life, but this parsing of Rick Santorum is silly. At this end of the day, this election is going to be about the economy and our freedoms.
You’d have to see the entire interview to understand what he said, and even then you’d have to wonder what they edited out.
The underlying issue is whether someone trusts the people or thinks that they need a government shepherd. Rick is on the wrong side of that divide.
Oops, misread your question. Not every contraceptive is an abortifacient so I imagine he meant those forms. As a Catholic he should believe that contraceptives inhibit God’s involvement but that he cannot regulate those decisions.
“I am pro-life, but this parsing of Rick Santorum is silly. At this end of the day, this election is going to be about the economy and our freedoms.”
You are right, Perdogg. The MSM is going after the non-question contraceptive question to destroy all pro life candidates, particularly the Catholic ones: Rick and Newt.
Republicans should not be stupid enought to fall into this trap.
If you’re looking for trouble
You came to the right place
If you’re looking for trouble
Just look right in my face
I was born standing up
And talking back
My daddy was a green-eyed mountain jack
Because I’m evil, my middle name is misery
Well I’m evil, so don?t you mess around with me
Oh heck, I don’t know... Newt is my guy, well, so is Elvis. ;>)
GO NEWT GO—its about the survival of our country!!
So, he wouldn’t pass laws that curb non-abortifacient contraceptives, I imagine.
When women voters hear that contraception is even an issue for Rick, they will not vote for him. He will be lucky to get 40%. It would be a national blowout.
He won’t be passing any laws on contraception since voters won’t give him that opportunity.
I, for one, am very happy Santorum’s actually done the research to find out that some forms of contraceptives could actually kill a newly formed baby. He sticks to his guns no matter how it may go over.
Geez. wish I were a n00b. Been here since around 96 or 98.
Uh, the President won't be passing any laws unless and until Obama wipes his ass in public with the Constitution.
He meant birth control pills, etc., he did not mean the morning after abortion pill.
If you want to read about some of the contraceptives which can also cause early abortions, you can read about them here:
In an interview in 2006, Santorum said: “I vote and have supported birth control because it is not the taking of human life.”
Joe, are you shilling for Mitt? Why not print the truth? The entire quote.
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