Monday, June 13, 2011

Crime vs. Punishment

The fact that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R) will never be nominated, much less win, the 2012 election doesn’t mean that his draconian stand on abortion, the doctors who perform them and the women who get them should be ignored.

QUESTION: Do you believe that there should be any legal exceptions for rape or incest when it comes to abortion?

SANTORUM: I believe that life begins at conception, and that that life should be guaranteed under the Constitution. That is a person.

QUESTION: So even in the case of rape or incest, that would be taking a life?

SANTORUM: That would be taking a life, and I believe that any doctor that performs an abortion, I would advocate that any doctor that performs an abortion, should be criminally charged for doing so.

Based on the laws being drafted and passed in some states, Mr. Santorum is mainstream; victims of rape and incest would probably face harsher penalties than those who commit the crime itself.