Santorum Goes After Contraception

Santorum Goes After Contraception October 21, 2011

I’ve said for years that the ultimate goal of the anti-choice folks is not to end abortion, it is to end the use and legality of contraception as well. Rick Santorum let that cat out of the bag in his campaign this week, saying he would go after birth control if elected.

Rick Santorum pledged to repeal all federal funding for contraception, during a recent interview with CaffeinatedThoughts.com editor Shane Vander Hart, arguing that birth control devalues the act of procreation. “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”:

SANTORUM: [Sex] is supposed to be within marriage. It’s supposed to be for purposes that are yes, conjugal…but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen…This is special and it needs to be seen as special.

Then see it as special. But stay the hell out of everyone else’s private lives. ThinkProgress points out why this will increase the number of abortions massively:

An overwhelming majority of Americans — virtually all women (more than 99 percent ) aged 15–44 have used at least one contraceptive method — rely on contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancies and limit the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases. In fact, the Guttmacher Institute estimates that contraceptive services provided at publicly funded clinicshelped prevent almost two million unintended pregnancies. Without funding from Medicaid and Title X, “abortions occurring in the United States would be nearly two-thirds higher among women overall and among teens; the number of unintended pregnancies among poor women would nearly double.”

And they’re fine with this. Because it’s not really about abortion, it’s about imposing their moral code in every way, including making sure no one ever has sex in any manner that their imaginary friend disagrees with.

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