Posted by: mulrickillion | February 20, 2012

Rick Santorum Wants to Fight ‘The Dangers Of Contraception’

2-20-2012 9-57-55 AM

Santorum “said contraception is ‘not okay,’ and that this would be a public policy issue he would tackle as President. In particular, he said he would ‘get rid of any idea that you have to have abortion coverage or contraceptive coverage’ as a government policy.” See Video.

By Michael Scherer, Swampland – Time, Feb 14, 2012 —

Candidates often say things when polling in the single digits that come back to haunt them when they start leading the polls. Last October, Rick Santorum gave an interview with an Evangelical blog called Caffeinated Thoughts, in which he said contraception is “not okay,” and that this would be a public policy issue he would tackle as President. In particular, he said he would “get rid of any idea that you have to have abortion coverage or contraceptive coverage” as a government policy. . .

Here’s a transcript:

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 whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, “Well, that’s okay. Contraception’s okay.”

It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. They’re supposed to be within marriage, they are supposed to be for purposes that are, yes, conjugal, but also [inaudible], but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. We take any part of that out, we diminish the act. And if you can take one part out that’s not for purposes of procreation, that’s not one of the reasons, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women, so why can’t you take other parts of that out? And all of a sudden, it becomes deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure. . . .

In politics, it is generally not a good thing to characterize something nearly every adult in the country has happily used as “a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.” According to a more recent Pew poll, 85% of the country believes that contraception is either “not a moral issue” or “morally acceptable.” Eight percent view contraception as “morally wrong. . . .

Rick Santorum Wants to Fight ‘The Dangers Of Contraception’ | Swampland | TIME.com

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