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Karen Santorum opens up about miscarriage
Washington Post ^ | 03/05/12 | Staff

Posted on 03/05/2012 5:54:32 PM PST by writer33

Mar. 5, 2012 - Karen Santorum opens up about a miscarriage she suffered, and how political rivals mocked her decision to bring the child home. She also pushes back against the notion her husband, GOP presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, is focused only on social issues.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: santorum; zot
Video of Karen at link.
1 posted on 03/05/2012 5:54:35 PM PST by writer33
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To: American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; Clint N. Suhks; Colonel_Flagg; cripplecreek; ...

For those interested.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 5:55:01 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

I can’t even begin to imagine.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 6:00:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: writer33

Can she stop this non-sense, please?

God, Satan, Abortion, Contraception, ... enough is enough.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 6:03:20 PM PST by lilyfreeper
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To: lilyfreeper

This woman is a gift from God. God Bless her and she will make a fantastic First Lady. Just the thought of having this incredible family in the White House after that disaster that is in their now is so wonderful. To have children running around the White House again and a family that will attend Mass every Sunday. The principles and morals coming back to America just gives me such hope. God Bless The Santorum Family. I am so proud of you two for a wonderful marriage. As my Senator, I was proud of every moment. Good Luck tomorrow. It is so exciting to see you winning 3 states.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 6:07:38 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: writer33

tl;dr
dr;dc


6 posted on 03/05/2012 6:07:42 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: lilyfreeper

God and abortion are nonsense? I think you might be posting at the wrong site.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 6:09:46 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: lilyfreeper
Oh silly Lilly : )


8 posted on 03/05/2012 6:12:02 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: lilyfreeper; All

There’s a word for Republicans who either ignore, or timidly stay away from social issues: RINOs.


9 posted on 03/05/2012 6:14:23 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: napscoordinator

Are there even enough bedrooms upstairs in the living quarters?

Not to mention when the Duggars sleep over?

PLUS will the Santorums have to put in a swing set on the White House backyard?


10 posted on 03/05/2012 6:20:24 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

Sanctimonium!


11 posted on 03/05/2012 6:21:18 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: CainConservative
lol. I hope they put the swing set right on that dang garden the Obama’s planted. It is a garden of evil....not a garden for vegetable for the First Family which I would not mind actually, but a garden that represents taking a way the rights of parents to chose what is best for their children. It represents taking away the rights of adults to freely eat what they want. It represent taking away the rights of restaurants to serve whatever they want.
12 posted on 03/05/2012 6:25:38 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: lilyfreeper

She’s not the only woman in the world who has lost a child. I’m beginning to think she might have some emotional issues that she can’t let go of this.

A lot of people know a lot of losses but they aren’t talking about it all the time. I think they are hoping for the sympathy vote.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 6:34:38 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: CainConservative

It doesn’t sound like you understand the desperate situation this country is in right now. No one is staying away from social issues or timid, we just have a matter of survival right now. Unfortunately, Santorum doesn’t have any depth regarding the economy, jobs, international affairs, or other more pressing issues, so he went the social route, falling of course, right into Obamas plan. Incidentially, BiBi Netanyahu is getting ready to make a speech that could change history.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 6:35:13 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Reagan69
Either the sympathy vote or regrets the decision she made in her early years.
15 posted on 03/05/2012 6:47:58 PM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: Reagan69; CainConservative

“A lot of people know a lot of losses but they aren’t talking about it all the time. I think they are hoping for the sympathy vote.”

And the winner is...! The day before Super Tuesday, you betcha.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 6:48:49 PM PST by Bizhvywt
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To: Toespi

Families without fathers providing for them and not raising them together is THE American crisis in a nutshell.


18 posted on 03/05/2012 7:02:09 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

Yeah, ok.


20 posted on 03/05/2012 7:13:13 PM PST by Toespi
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To: writer33

TOO MUCH INFORMATION

This does not win elections.

What is wrong with these people?


21 posted on 03/05/2012 7:24:20 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: icwhatudo

” God and abortion are nonsense? “ to a Pro-Abortionist, Liberal atheist it would.


22 posted on 03/05/2012 7:32:18 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Tzar
"Fortunately, Santorum isn’t married to Newt"

_________________

Finally; something that both Newt and Rick supporters can both feel greatly relieved about, and also, agree upon!!!

GO NEWT!!!

Virginia Rick and Newt Supporters: DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR RON PAUL in the GOP-E MACHIAVELLIAN PSEUDO-PRIMARY TOMORROW!!!

23 posted on 03/05/2012 7:43:25 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Toespi
You can't fix the fiscal issues until corruption is rooted out, and corruption is not a fiscal issue but a moral and heart issue.

There is no point of cutting the budget, get rid of debt when people have not learned the lesson and corruption has reared it's ugly head again.

Getting away from God, falling away from our Nation's Moral Moorings is just exactly the reason why we find ourselves in this mess in the first place, you can't put the cart before the horse.
You can't not, nor will it ever be fixed until the moral issues are addressed first , and yes, Moral issue IS a issue of survival.

Would you give a known druggie your hard earned money to feed them ? and cloth them knowing that they will just spend the money on drugs anyway ?
How about someone who does not know how to manage their money ? and yes, managing your money is also a moral issue, because it leads to the matters of the heart.. your priorities... should they pay their bills or go take that same money and gamble it away ?
Should parents give their children their inheritance knowing that money would be spent unwisely ? got to teach them the morals of saving money, using it wisely.... it all boils down to morality.
24 posted on 03/05/2012 7:44:49 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: CainConservative

Beautiful couple. Thanks CC.


25 posted on 03/05/2012 7:45:15 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: A. Morgan

” Sanctimonium! “ .. hey ? whatever !


26 posted on 03/05/2012 7:45:40 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Tzar

“Vote Paul (this one time only)!”
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You Betcha!


28 posted on 03/05/2012 7:56:52 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: American Constitutionalist

So what does Karen Santorum’s miscarriage have to do with moral issues? There are millions of women who experience miscarriages, there are millions of women who were never blessed with one child, let alone seven. There are millions of families that experience horrible loss. They pray, cry but they get through it. I will tell you a moral issue I have a problem with, Karen Santorum, on the eve of super Tuesday uses her personal tragedy to get votes for her husband.


29 posted on 03/05/2012 8:00:44 PM PST by Toespi
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To: writer33

I’m sorry, but that’s creepy.


30 posted on 03/05/2012 8:03:17 PM PST by timlot
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To: Toespi

I don’t know that this was a miscarriage, the child was born alive and lived a couple of hours. I think very premature is more correct.


31 posted on 03/05/2012 8:04:53 PM PST by cotton
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To: cotton

Just tune in to Karen Santorum’s personal tragedy, conveniently released on the EVE OF SUPER TUESDAY. . I find this disgusting, whether it was a live birth or miscarriage, it is tragically opportunistic in every sense of the word and Rick Santorum should be ashamed. I am not a Santorum supporter but if I was, this alone would make me rethink my vote.


32 posted on 03/05/2012 8:15:11 PM PST by Toespi
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To: A. Morgan

Yawn. Come up with a new one.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 1:21:28 AM PST by Pinkbell (Knock Romney Out - Vote for Santorum in Ohio/Oklahoma/Tennessee and Vote for Gingrich In Georgia)
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To: Reagan69

Did you watch the video? She was being interviewed by CBS news. She addressed the nasty remarks made by liberals and even some conservatives (I’ve actually seen some on here do it) that she did something wrong by taking her son Gabriel home from the hospital after he died. She said they took him home to have a funeral. To take this tragedy and her addressing the nasty remarks she has recieved and use this to prop up your candidate by trying to make her seem like she is unstable and/or attempting to get a sympathy vote, is so incredibly low.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 1:29:48 AM PST by Pinkbell (Knock Romney Out - Vote for Santorum in Ohio/Oklahoma/Tennessee and Vote for Gingrich In Georgia)
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To: Toespi

CBS interviewed her now; blame them. You know what I find disgusting? You accussing this woman of using a tragedy she was addressing in an interview due to negative comments made about the way she and her family grieved as a ploy for sympathy votes. You’re also using this to get Santorum people to switch to Gingrich presumably.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 1:35:40 AM PST by Pinkbell (Knock Romney Out - Vote for Santorum in Ohio/Oklahoma/Tennessee and Vote for Gingrich In Georgia)
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To: Tzar

>> If she were Newt, she would have dismissed the question and launched into a 3 minute monologue about energy policy

Exactly. Energy policy is sooo overrated.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 1:40:29 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Pinkbell

That’s my problems with Mr. & Mrs Santorum on this issue. They don’t have to answer such a stupid question from the media but they always grab on to it. And talk and talk and talk about it. Why can’t they let go of it?

Like I said, many, many, many women have lost children. She isn’t the only one.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 5:07:09 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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