Sunday, June 12, 2011

Santorum’s stance on abortion is medieval

Fair warning – I am pro-choice. Having said that, republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is a raving religious loon when it comes to his stance on abortion (and everything else).

Via Think Progress:

QUESTION: Do you believe that there should be any legal exceptions for rape or incest when it comes to abortion?

SANTORUM: I believe that life begins at conception, and that that life should be guaranteed under the Constitution. That is a person.

QUESTION: So even in the case of rape or incest, that would be taking a life?

SANTORUM: That would be taking a life, and I believe that any doctor that performs an abortion, I would advocate that any doctor that performs an abortion, should be criminally charged for doing so.

So there we have it. Santorum’s position is untenable and out of step with all but the most ardent pro-life politicians. He is unelectable. Why is he even running for office? I can see the ticket now, Palin/Santorum in 2012.

We are doomed.


Carolyn Ann said...


Palin/Santorum? Welcome the theocracy.

Andy said...

Palin/Santorum? Perhaps they will be so stupid they will both forget to breathe.

Prosey said...

Ugh. Just ugh.

mikespeir said...

Only the doctor? Why wouldn't the woman herself be charged? Do we punish only the hit man or the one who hired him, too?

Here's the thing. These people seem to see women who have abortions as not-quite-innocent victims in all this. Yes, they did wrong, but they're in need of love and reconciliation. But if abortion is murder and they insist on calling a spade a spade, then the woman's just as culpable as the doctor. Why aren't they yelling, "Hang 'em both!"? But they're too squeamish for that. Know why? Because really, in their heart of hearts, they know that calling abortion murder is pious hype.