“…the dangers of contraception”

Last March I posted photos of a condom dispenser on the outside wall of a pharmacy in my town and commented that you would never see that in the US. Then I added that according to United Nations data, the 2006 teen birth rate in the US was 250% higher than that of Portugal.

Which is all the background you need for this statement, out of the mouth of a US Republican presidential candidate:

“We’ll repeal Obamacare and get rid any idea that you have to have abortion coverage or contraceptive coverage. One of the things that I will talk about that no president has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the sexual liberty idea and many in the Christian faith have said, you know contraception is OK. It’s not OK because it’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be,” – Rick Santorum, taking the Christianist war against individual freedom back to contraception.

I guess children having children is “how things are supposed to be.”

via The Dish

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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3 Responses to “…the dangers of contraception”

  1. Jbrandao says:

    Then again, it’s Rick Santorum, one of the most ridiculed idiots american politics has ever produced.

    You do know about what happens when you type is his name in google? 🙂

    • oregon expat says:

      Then again, it’s Rick Santorum, one of the most ridiculed idiots american politics has ever produced.

      A high bar if there ever was one!

      You do know about what happens when you type is his name in google? 🙂

      Oh yes. And I think it’s one of the greatest pwnings in political history. I love Santorum’s “Google problem.”

  2. xenatuba says:

    I cannot believe that, in this day and age, there is someone with such bizzare beliefs. All elements of common sense seem to have been lost in the polarization between extreme edges of the political spectrum.

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