Rick Santorum really wants to control your body.
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 [sic] 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 that “no president has talked about [banning contraception] before.” That’s because if he did, he would be unbalanced.
And this is the guy who finished eight votes behind Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus.
Bonus: Go read Dan Savage’s post on Rick Santorum’s daughter Elizabeth who claims that “she has gay friends who support her father’s candidacy.” Dan wants to know: “Who are these faggots?”