VIDEO- Rick Santorum: Prenatal care leads to abortions

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Originally posted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Thank you Mediaite and CBS, for the video.

This pro-forced birth proponent is downright scary. Women, get ready to unite big time, because I'm doing what I can to work on that very plan with people who can make it happen.

“I didn’t say prenatal care shouldn’t be covered. We’re talking about specifically prenatal testing and specifically amniocentesis, which is a… procedure that creates a risk of miscarriage when you have it and is done for the purposes of identifying maladies of a child in the womb, which in many cases, in fact, most cases, physicians recommend, particularly if there’s a problem, recommend abortion.”

Santorum also stated that women should not be “forced” to undergo every single test. Does that include rape ultrasounds, Ricky? No, no sadly it doesn't.

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum wants to call the shots, he wants women to hand over control of their own bodies and minds to him and people who think like him. People like me should know our place, right Ricky?

Heaven forbid decisions be made by those whose bodies are actually, you know, affected. Nope, men like Santorum want to force their will on others (this is their version of "small government"), men like him and like those on that farce of a Issa contraception hearing panel.

All this despite the fact that the Supreme Court ruled that access to contraception was covered by the constitutional right to privacy in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965). And then there's that pesky Roe v. Wade thing that they use the way, well, the way conservative males use women.

Republicans have nothing to run on, so they concoct diversionary wedge issues to attract voters. This somehow may be playing to his advantage in the GOP primary circus, but once a candidate has to face a broader electorate, their backwards, radical, red meat, extremist politics will have a much less receptive audience.

At least, let's hope that's the case. If not, this country is in much worse shape than many of us thought.

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  • Kurleekaytee

    'Should keep her pants on and her legs together'?  What a sexist comment!  Have you forgotten that women cant become pregnant by themselves?
    Perhaps if it was YOUR body that people were fighting over, you would be less inclinded to make such statements.

  • Bogatyr

     First off, rather than name calling, I was using an adjective to describe which kind of liberal I was addressing. If that is name calling than so is calling somebody a white man, a black man, a rich man, or a poor man.

    Second, since you posted the reply for MrDak (whoever that is) here, I will likewise respond here.

    Since Senator Santorum did not make ANY statements in opposition of providing healthcare to women, you haven't got a leg to stand on! He is opposed to the federal government violating the constitution and forcing people to go against their religious beliefs by forcing them to pay for prenatal testing, contraceptives, and abortions. I am not against healthcare for women, but I am opposed to being forced to pay for the consequences when a woman refuses to keep her pants on and her legs together. 
    With your claim that the right's argument about being forced to pay for this crap, which we are are strongly against, is a paper tiger and it's getting old, you are showing that you don't give a rat's A$$ about freedom and liberty. Apparently, you believe it is okay for the government to control every aspect of our lives, decide how the money we earn is spent (if we don't have enough left over to heat our homes or put food on the table, too bad), and drive our country to the point of extinction! All of this has been done in the past, but liberals never learn from history; instead, they re-write it and brainwash the children!
    Your examples of what you have to pay for, but don't like, are perfect examples of how far off the mark you are. There is no religious restriction on driving accidents (I agree that idiots having wrecks while texting needs to stopped, but that deals with common sense, or a lack thereof, not religious freedom), more of your health insurance premiums are going to pay for illegal aliens receiving "free" care at emergency rooms and to cover the costs created by frivolous lawsuits than over-eaters could even dream of since health insurance costs are based more on risk than on what procedures are performed.
    Yes, our tax dollars do fund the wars our country gets into, but I have no idea how you can claim it is people like me starting them. When I took the oath to defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic (when I joined the army) I took it very seriously. The people starting the wars are ones who are threatening the American way of life, either by directly attacking us, or by exporting their own brands of terrorism, communism, socialism, or just pure tyranny. Of course, there are also many within this country who are also doing everything they can to destroy our way of life, eliminate personal liberty, and force their views on the rest of society-these are the liberals who are either evil and intentionally creating problems, or the ones who have simply been duped into believing the BS spread by the evil ones (which kind are you?)
    I love how you put words into another person's mouth and then bitch about it. Santorum never argued that women's health should not be covered, but you obviously hear only what you want to hear. Anyone who believes Santorum was actually saying what you claim, is proof that fools will believe whatever the left wants them to believe!

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    Two things Bogatyr. One: You may not name-call in Comments. Read our guidelines. You will notice that you've been edited.

    2: I'm posting MrDak's comment because he was unable to due to a glitch:

    Every statement he (Santorum) makes in opposition to providing
    healthcare to women IS him claiming he knows best and wants to take that
    decision making ability away from women.  The cry that you are being
    forced to pay for something that you are strongly against (You're
    strongly against healthcare for women?  Really?!) is a nonsensical paper
    tiger and is really getting old.  When we live in a society, we ALL
    have to pay for things we don't agree with.  I've never had a wreck in
    my life yet I have to continue paying insurance every month knowing that
    some of what I pay is going to help idiots who have wrecks while
    texting.  My health insurance payments are used to pay for procedures
    for idiots who can't put down the soda pops and chips.  My tax dollars
    fund wars started by knuckleheads like you (I also had the pleasure of
    fighting in one of them for you).  None of us gets to pick and choose
    which part of society is worth paying for.  There are literally
    thousands of issues that we all pay for that some portion of us
    disagrees with.  When someone like Santorum chooses womens' health as
    the ONE issue that should be NOT covered it is INDEED him believing he
    knows better than women.  If the issue is truly that noone should have
    to pay for anything they're against, then, he should be calling for a
    complete abolition of taxes and government i.e. ANARCHY.  Or, he should
    be calling, at least, for the elimination of tax exemptions for
    religious institutions, shouldn't he?  Of course not, because that is
    not what he believes.  He only believes women should be subservient to
    men.  Any claim he makes otherwise is simply a lie.  Anyone who tries to
    defend Santorum's position is either clueless or sexist.

  • http://twitter.com/francie57 Frances Ryl

    And Rick Santorum.. it is none of your fucking business what goes on in a doctor's office between the doctor & patient. Insurance should pay for all pre-natal tests and care, especially if people are paying the premiums.

  • Bogatyr

     Excuse me, but when did he make any statements claiming to know what is best for women? He is opposed to the government forcing employers and insurance agencies to provide it free of charge (translated  that means you and I would have to pay for the consequences of women having sex when they can not, or will not, pay for their own care)
    This whole thing is not about a woman's rights, or even about her health; it is about forcing people to pay for things they are strongly against!

  • Bogatyr

    To all the idiotic liberals on here; Rick Santorum is NOT trying to take away all  decision making from women when it comes to having children. He is saying the federal government should not be forcing any employer to provide the testing FREE of charge!
    The only people trying to force anything here is the communists who are trying to destroy this country, like 0bama and Planned Parenthood (an organization created for the genocide of black people!)

  • Anonymous

    Thank you. I did see that before, I guess it just wasn't brought up in this article and I have been trying to make that point with as many people as I can. I do believe that what the GOP is doing will backfire on them, eventually. It already has started.

  • BlueIA

    And he knows what's best for all women why? Silly me, I thought these kinds of decisions are left for a woman and her doctor...

    Yep, small government...inside a woman's uterus!

  • Anonymous

    And, it is also ok to terminate a pregnancy, as my sister did when she found out the baby's brain didn't develop due to toxoplasmosa (sp?). My sister had the right to choose to terminate the pregnancy. She wanted the baby, it was cruel and unusual punishment for her to have to walk past protesters on the day she had the procedure to terminate a pregnancy she wanted, but would result in a still birth or in the baby's death shortly after.

    All these people who are so obsessed with putting everything in "god's" hands should stop going to doctors all together.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Theresa-Darklady-Reed/581698361 Theresa 'Darklady' Reed

    I wonder if Santorum wishes his wife had aborted their disabled daughter and that's why he's so convinced that any woman who knows she's carrying a child with a disability would abort it. 

    Does this idiot not realize that some disabilities can be repaired in the womb? More to the point, does he not think that families have a right to prepare for the special needs of a disabled child instead of being surprised to learn that they have one upon delivery?

    This guy is way obsessed with other people's sexual and reproductive lives.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    Rick Santorum: Prenatal care leads to abortions . . . 

    . . . and President Obama is weak on terrorism . . .

    . . . and eliminating the Dept. of Education will improve schools . . .

    Welcome to the up-is-down world of Planet Wingnut!

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff
  • Anonymous

    I disagree with one thing. While the GOP has nothing to run on, this is not just a diversionary tactic for them. They honestly want to take away all decision making rights from women when it comes to procreation. It is their patriarchial authoritarian ideology at work.