Rick Santorum Wants To Outlaw Birth Control

The Republican Party’s total war on women’s rights
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This election will go down in history as the time when the religious right completely stopped trying to hide anything about their atavistic agenda, and just let everything pour out in a flood of bigotry and misogyny.

Rick Santorum, as one of the most fanatical and deranged representatives of this cult, makes it clear once again that they’re not simply trying to stop abortion — it’s about having total control over women’s reproductive systems: Santorum: States Should Have The Right To Outlaw Birth Control.

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 they have.” Watch the Jake Tapper interview:

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.

That last sentence is a jaw-dropper. Clearly, it just drives Santorum and his fundamentalist pals crazy to think women might actually enjoy sex.

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