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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:55 PM

Santorum To Rape Victims: ‘Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation’

Sick bleep;

Standing steadfast as the most socially right-wing candidate in the GOP presidential field, Rick Santorum has repeatedly touted his extreme anti-choice position, which dictates that abortion should be uniformly illegal, even in cases of rape or incest. He even suggested that physicians who provide abortions to such victims should be criminally charged.

Last Friday, CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Santorum to clarify his reasoning behind such a callous position. Insisting that “it’s not a matter of religious values,” Santorum explained that sexual assault victims should “accept this horribly created” pregnancy because it is “nevertheless a gift in a very broken way” and that, when it comes down to it, a victim just has “to make the best out of a bad situation“:

SANTORUM: Well, you can make the argument that if she doesn’t have this baby, if she kills her child, that that, too, could ruin her life. And this is not an easy choice. I understand that. As horrible as the way that that son or daughter and son was created, it still is her child. And whether she has that child or doesn’t, it will always be her child. And she will always know that. And so to embrace her and to love her and to support her and get her through this very difficult time, I’ve always, you know, I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you. As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life. We have horrible things happen. I can’t think of anything more horrible. But, nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation.

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Reply Santorum To Rape Victims: ‘Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation’ (Original post)
47of74 Jan 2012 OP
Whisp Jan 2012 #1
flamingdem Jan 2012 #22
Mz Pip Jan 2012 #2
Lochloosa Jan 2012 #6
Warpy Jan 2012 #9
surrealAmerican Jan 2012 #12
MichiganVote Jan 2012 #3
powergirl Jan 2012 #4
undeterred Jan 2012 #5
demtenjeep Jan 2012 #7
Arkana Jan 2012 #8
abelenkpe Jan 2012 #10
HockeyMom Jan 2012 #11
47of74 Jan 2012 #20
Ecumenist Jan 2012 #24
HockeyMom Jan 2012 #30
Ecumenist Jan 2012 #26
woo me with science Jan 2012 #13
Odin2005 Jan 2012 #14
Ilsa Jan 2012 #15
IcyPeas Jan 2012 #16
PhoenixAbove Jan 2012 #17
Warren DeMontague Jan 2012 #18
Major Nikon Jan 2012 #28
LadyHawkAZ Jan 2012 #19
47of74 Jan 2012 #21
Ecumenist Jan 2012 #23
riderinthestorm Jan 2012 #25
Scurrilous Jan 2012 #27
lonestarnot Jan 2012 #29
Fuzz Jan 2012 #31
redqueen Jan 2012 #32
Justice wanted Jan 2012 #33

Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:58 PM

1. what a sick fuck.

 

just a reminder for people that This is the kind of thinking all of those sick fucks all have.

so yeh, restart the obama/dem bashing because giving these freaks of nature an edge is really doing something good for all. sleep well

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Response to Whisp (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:10 AM

22. Why do these psychopaths get taken seriously

by the media at all.

Things have GOT to change, it's unacceptable to have these nut jobs that close to power.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:00 PM

2. Easy for him to say

He might be singing a different tune if it were his daughter. It's really easy to mouth platitudes as long as they have nothing to do with you personally. Rick is in no position to tell another woman what she is supposed to feel about being force to carry her rapists child.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:10 PM

6. Or his wife....

Just saying

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:14 PM

9. Wife or daughter would go on vacation to England or the Netherlands

with their pockets bulging with cash, "just don't tell me what you did with it."

Less wealthy right wing sacks of shit send them to Planned Parenthood under cover of darkness, wigged and sunglassed.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:28 PM

12. I rather imagine they would be reluctant to tell him in the first place.

He's a "true believer", and his family surely knows that ...


... and works around it.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:03 PM

3. Hasn't had much contact with rape victims has he..

 

I find it interesting that this guy talks more about rape and abortion than he does anything else. Guess its no surprise. He is as ignorant about rape, abortion and women as he undoubtedly is about every other issue.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:05 PM

4. Sure!! If life gives you lemons . . .

Make lemonade!!



What a piece of #@%

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:08 PM

5. When he goes in to have his tonsils removed

and they accidentally take off his testicles instead, I hope someone tells him to make the best of it. Just like he accepted his wife dying when God gave her a bad pregnancy.

Oh, wait? He didn't just accept that, did he?

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:11 PM

7. he would probably go on to say "marry the rapist"

given his stance on marriage is better even if the dad is in prison

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:11 PM

8. Rick Santorum is resembling more and more

the frothy mix of semen and lube his name suggests.

What a fucking tool.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:14 PM

10. Women can die in childbirth

Especially if they have other health issues like my friend who has Lupus and was told that her twins would never survive outside the womb and that attempting to carry them could risk her life. Should she have been denied an abortion? She went on to have a healthy little boy later Because she had an abortion.
There are reasons why abortion has to remain legal and available.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:20 PM

11. My friend was raped at 11 year old

coming home from CATHOLIC SCHOOL in her UNIFORM. She tried tried to fight off her attacker and was beaten severely. The police took her to a STATE, not Catholic hospital, where she was given the then equivalent of Morning After Pills. Her Catholic PARENTS signed for this because they did not want the possiblity of their CHILD, and she was a CHILD, getting pregnant with a rapist's baby. My friend suffered for many, many years because of this rape. So this CHILD should have made the best of a bad situation and had a rapist baby as a BABY HERSELF?

So if either of Santorum's young daughters were raped, he would not let a hospital give them the Morning After Pill? He would watch as his young daughters grew big with a rapist baby? Make the best of it, little girl? Would HE and his wife raise the child of a rapist?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:44 PM

20. And we already know what the church's position would be

As evidenced by the actions of that pig Jose Cardoso Sobrinho a couple years ago;

A Brazilian archbishop says all those who helped a child rape victim secure an abortion are to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

The girl, aged nine, who lives in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco, became pregnant with twins.

It is alleged that she had been sexually assaulted over a number of years by her stepfather.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:32 AM

24. My God, how would she survive that pregnancy? What the fuck is wrong with that idiot?

Just because someone says they speak for God doesn't mean God has anything to do with them.

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:08 PM

30. She would have killed herself, AND

the rapist's baby. It took her years and years just to get through rape. She never would have survived a pregnancy. Fortunately, her parents weren't religious freaks, even though catholic, and would never put her through that. As it was she would jump if any man, including her Dad, came up to her from behind. It was very, very sad.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:33 AM

26. Trust me, he would do whatever he needed to do...QUIETLY to make sure that they weren't

impregnated, trust me.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:11 PM

13. "And this is not an easy choice. I understand that."

Sure you do.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:27 PM

14. Fuck off, Frothy, and go to Hell.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:32 PM

15. What a sick fucking attitude. "God" gives

women babies after rape? No wonder women have spiritual crises after sexual assault.

Women don't want to spend another second of their lives in servitude to birthing a rapist's spawn. I would have killed myself rather than do that if I had been impregnated from the rape I suffered.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:41 PM

16. this can't be happening

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:46 PM

17. Disgusting bastard! n/t

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:51 PM

18. We need to acknowledge that Sticky Ricky is doing us a great service

he's actually articulating, out loud- force rape victims to remain pregnant, outlaw contraception, etc.- all the crazy fucking shit the anti-choice movement actually believes, but usually knows better than to say any time there's a camera nearby.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:01 AM

28. I actually have more respect for him than most of the anti-choice nutbags

He's still a woman hating anti-choice nutbag, but at least he's a consistent woman hating anti-choice nutbag. It's the ones who want to pick which abortions are OK and which abortions aren't OK, who are the real dipshits.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:59 PM

19. This from a guy who went crying to Google about "santorum"?

Suck it up your damn self, Frothy. And oh yeah: fuck you.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:06 AM

21. I'll second that.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:30 AM

23. This jackass can say that because HE WILL NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A FORCED

Pregnancy. Kind of a perk of being male. I wonder what he would say if he were in any danger of becoming pregnant through rape. The husband of one of my friends is a product of rape He DID NOT HAVE A NICE CHILDHOOD.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:32 AM

25. Despicable. Can't K&R the story because I hate it but want more exposure for damn Santorum

 

and his hideous position.

He can't even carry a baby to term, yet he dares to tell others what they should do?!

Despicable.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:09 AM

27. Kick

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:57 AM

29. Disgusting fucker.

 

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:11 PM

31. Ick, just ick. There is no empathy or soul in these people.

 

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:12 PM

32. Saw this on one of my favorite feminist blogs recently.

Quite a piece of work he is.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:20 PM

33. "Make the Best of a BAD situation"?! You M.EFFIN Jackass!

You try being kidnapped stripped naked and tied spread eagle to a bed and gag! You try getting rape for freakin hours on end before HE decides to tie you up and leave you so he can go get drunk! You try stuggling against ropes frighten he'll return an moment and than when you finally get free and escape THAN you can have the right to say something as FLIPPIN as that!

BUT if that happened to you I doubt you would be so Rude!


You are sick man!

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