8 Comments

  1. Rob Schofield

    January 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    In the video, Santorum says that if a girl is raped and thereby impregnated, she simply needs to “make the best out of a bad siutation” and carry the pregnancy to term.

    It’s truly shocking that anyone listens to this deranged man who would attempt to confer rights on a microscopic zygote that would trump those of his own living, breathing daughters.

  2. Frances Jenkins

    January 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Why can you not just disagree with the man? It is people like you that makes SC folks vote for Newt. Be careful, Newt/Santorum may end up in the White House. You think you are smarter than all of the lesser educated, redneck, or blue collar people. Be nice. Be clear, they dislike you more than you do them.

  3. Alex

    January 24, 2012 at 7:34 am

    When I saw the headlines, I thought you were talking about Joe Biden !

  4. david esmay

    January 24, 2012 at 9:50 am

    They ran him out of Pennsylvania for good reason. He needs a paycheck, so, as with most of those on the right wing lunatic fringe, he will do or say anything to pander for the votes of the misinformed and misguided. He’s a public nuisance whose shelf life is about to expire. Santorum’s vision of America is a totalitarian theocracy, his vision of government is one in which there is no protection for the pre-existing rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, rather it is one of enforcing what he and the evangelical right consider god’s law, theology, or vatican edicts. He wants to see Frances Willard’s ideal of a fundemental christian government that controls every aspect of people’s lives, which means small government for them, and big intrusive government for us. Like I’ve said before, when fascism comes to America, it’ll have the bible in one hand, and the flag in the other. Alex is back!!!! Don’t spare the exclamation points!!!

  5. Joe Ciulla

    January 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I am pro-choice, but when I see people like you who make glib references to a “microscopic zygote” in defense of their opinion, it weakens the whole argument. Think before you type, arrogance doesn’t win many hearts and minds.

  6. david esmay

    January 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    @Frances, that’s a disturbing thinly veiled threat there, Frances. Are you implying that the night riders are going to show up at Rob’s house and burn a cross, or something to that effect? Some of us blue collar people actually pick a book to read and not burn once in a while when the mood strikes us. The fact of the matter is Santorum eschews a sense of intolerance and moral certainty that belonged to the middle ages. Do you sew? Maybe you and them members of your quilting bee could get together and start making little scarlet R’s that could sewn to the clothing of victims of rape and incest, along with the clothing of the children the act produces. Then box ‘em up and send ‘em to Rick.

  7. frances

    January 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Are you a sexists?

  8. Rob Schofield

    January 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Dear Joe — Thanks for your comment. Am glad you are a pro-choice. If I was being too glib in my comment, I apologize. These issues obviously spark strong emotions.

    Having said this, the point that I was trying to emphasize (a very valid one I believe) is that Santorum’s positions have quite monstrous implications. If one takes the stance — as he does — that terminating a pregnancy should be illegal under any circumstances, you’re really talking about banning options for the woman in question that are essentially indistinguishable from birth control and elevating a microscopic bit of potential life to fully human status.

    This is an absurd result that would bring about (and previously has brought about) a great evil in our society.