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Women’s Issues – In a video that is circulating the internet this week, Rick Santorum claims that “contraceptive use is wrong and a danger to the country.”
If elected president, Santorum plans to save the women of the world from evil contraceptives because they are “a licence to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”
“They’re supposed to be within marriage, for purposes that are, yes, conjugal… but also procreative,” he adds.
Newser reports the following reactions:
Matt Lewis of the Daily Caller likens it to an “October Surprise,” adding that this “was not a mistake or gaffe,” but Santorum insisting on preaching. “When it comes to discussing such issues, Santorum should have practiced abstinence. He did not.”
Michael Scherer of Time notes that 99% of women aged 15 to 44 have used contraceptives, and only 8% of voters view it as morally wrong. “In politics, it is generally not a good thing to characterize something nearly every adult in the country has happily used as” wrong.
Connor Friesdorf of the Atlantic finds it “baffling,” adding that “Any politician who regards the adult use of contraceptives as a matter under his purview cannot lay claim to the limited government label.”
Read more here.
Warning: Video is boring and contains some controversial comments.