Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum really dropped a load on CNN last Friday night when he said rape victims should accept their babies as gifts from God.
In an interview with Piers Morgan, the most socially
backward conservative candidate in the GOP field remained unyielding in his opposition to abortion, even in cases where rape is involved.
Morgan pressed Santorum on the issue and asked how he would feel if his own daughter came to him begging for an abortion after being raped. Santorum said, “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.”
He added that rape victims ought to “make the best of a bad situation.”
That's right, Lil' Ricky wants the government to force pregnant rape victims to accept the "horribly created," because "God" gave you this "horribly created"...um, "gift" via a brutal attack against your will.
Because he's a "compassionate conservative." Cough.
Transcript of the segment follows.