Santorum: Birth Control Is a “License to Do Things”


Presidential candidate Rick Santorum wants to ban funding for birth control because it’s “not ok,” according to Think Progress.

And yes, I think Santorum is just as uncomfortable saying “sexual realm” as I was hearing him say it.

Watch him at about 17 minutes in, or watch the whole interview if you have the stomach for it.

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  • ahunt

    Oh yes…caught this over at Dkos. 

    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… Many in the Christian faith have said, “Well, that’s okay … contraception’s okay.”

     

    Yes Rick, many xtians believe that managing fertility to optimize the health and well-being of women is in fact…a good thing.

     

    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.

     

    Indeed…the way things are supposed to be…as in perpetually pregnant women OR sexless marriages/relationships.

     

    They’re supposed to be within marriage, for purposes that are, yes, conjugal … but also procreative.

     

    Because nothing says conjugal bliss like annual pregnancy.

     

    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

     

    You know….that very special bond that keeps women perpetually pregnant, dependent and out of the public “realm.”.

  • beenthere72

    Dangit, the video is no longer available.

  • ahunt

    DKOS 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, for purposes that are, yes, conjugal … 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. And that’s certainly a part of it—and it’s an important part of it, don’t get me wrong—but there’s a lot of things we do for pleasure, and this is special, and it needs to be seen as special.

    Again, I know most presidents don’t talk about those things, and maybe people don’t want us to talk about those things, but I think it’s important that you are who you are. I’m not running for preacher. I’m not running for pastor, but these are important public policy issues.

  • equalist

    So if sex within marriage is supposed to be for procreation, when are they planning to ban steralization procedures, marriages of those who have been steralized or are incapable of having children, or women past menopause?

  • beenthere72

    Oh, hell no. 

  • wendy-banks

     

    “Birth Control Is a “License To Things”

    Well, I hope so ;)


  • crowepps

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone more clearly explain that he is worshipping his own sperm.

  • crowepps

    Catholics have already banned sterilization, and the more hospitals they control, the harder it will be to access tubal ligations in the future.

  • reproductivefreedomfighter

    Ha! Nice, crow.  That made me smile. 

  • ahunt

    Sperm worship?

     

    Yer bringing out the “bad” in me Crowepps…

     

    I’m sure that Mrs Santorum is a fine woman. I loathe her…and for reasons that have nothing to do with the fact that she creeps me out.

     

    I loathe her because she is the religious right’s epitome of “true womanhood.”  And she  doesn’t have to utter a word.                

    Sperm worship? Try Womb Worship. Karen Santorum’s uterus says it all…

     

    I’m sure Mrs Santorum is fine woman…and I think she is despicable.  Without making a sound,  she is advocating the removal of life options from women…SO WE CAN BE JUST LIKE HER…voiceless and choiceless and quiverful.

     

    Womb Worship.

     

  • colleen

    The difference between us and Mrs Santorm is that she gets to have a late term abortion when she needs on to save her sorry excuse for a life whereas, in the exact same situation, the Catholic hospitals would kill us lest the Bishops and her sorry excuse for a husband be offended.

  • lilithe-magdalene

    “Then it’s deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure.”

    Oh noes! Not that! Pleasure is a BAAAAAD thing, ain’t it?

    Excuse me while I go watch porn and masturbate just to get that idiocy out of my head.

  • lilithe-magdalene

    “Then it’s deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure.”

    Oh noes! Not that! Pleasure is a BAAAAAD thing, ain’t it?

    Excuse me while I go watch porn and masturbate just to get that idiocy out of my head.

  • equalist

    All I can say is thank god for steralization, because otherwise I’d have to become celibate.  After a Durex baby, a Trojan/Pill baby, and an IUD/Pill baby, I have to say enough is enough.  If the tubal doesn’t work, I already told my OBGYN I’ll be back to have him yank the whole damn works out.

  • equalist

    So good I voted twice lol!