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Rick Santorum reiterated his belief that states should have the right to outlaw contraception during an interview with ABC News yesterday, saying, “The state has a right to do that, I have never questioned that the state has a right to do that. It is not a constitutional right, the state has the right to pass whatever statues they have.”
Santorum has long opposed the Supreme Court’s 1965 ruling “that invalidated a Connecticut law banning contraception” and has also pledged to completely defund federal funding for contraception if elected president. As he told CaffeinatedThoughts.com editor Shane Vander Hart in October, “One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country,” the former Pennsylvania senator explained. “It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

There's a reason why no President has talked about the dangers of contraception, Rick.

There are no dangers to contraception

Not when compared to the dangers of STD and unwanted pregnancies.

It's a basic question. Is sex only for reproduction? Or can it be for fun? Given that my wife is post-menopausal, I take keen personal interest in this question. Now that I think of it, isn't Sen. Santorum's wife also past childbearing age?

The bottom line, though, is that this is a man who really wants to use the full power of the government to make certain that sex is between a man and his wife, no birth control, and none of that non-vaginal intercourse. It wouldn't surprise me if Sen. Santorum, deep down, thinks we should all stick to the male superior position - and that foreplay is for sissies.

This will be fun. Rick Santorum will manage the heretofore unattainable feat of dividing the anti-abortion camp into its two wings: no abortion but yes to some contraception, and no to both abortion and all contraception. IIRC that is nearly a 50-50 split. Someone should ask Mitt Romney what his position on contraception is.

Per the Guttmacher Institute,

Virtually all women (more than 99%) aged 15–44 who have ever had sexual intercourse have used at least one contraceptive method.[2]

It appears that Santorum wants to give women the choice between being mothers and being virgins.

Not MY daughters, Rick. You want your girls to live in fear that's your (evil) choice. But not my daughters.

Originally posted to aardvark droppings on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 07:26 AM PST.

Also republished by Pro Choice, Abortion, and Street Prophets .

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