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.