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Santorum: Government Should Just Give Away Birth Control

Rick Santorum's pretzel logic on birth control only makes sense if everyone forgets that the only time Republicans like government is when they can use it to take something away.

Don't be fooled by His Frothiness. He's saying something that sounds good, but it's just a stealth effort to put an end to the birth control allowances in the ACA.

Right Wing Watch:

Santorum said that there are a lot of things that he does not agree with or believe to be moral, but that does not mean that those things should necessarily be illegal and contraception is one of those issues.

His concern, he explained, is with the government "forcing people who have views like me to go out and use my money to buy those products" because doing so infringes upon his religious liberty. What the government should have done, he suggested, if it wants to ensure that everyone has access to contraception is to announce that contraception will be provided free of charge by the government.

"It would be less objectionable to me," Santorum said, "for the government to go out and say we're going to pay for all the pharmacies to stock contraception and give them out free. Am I paying for it indirectly? Yes, through my taxes, but I pay for a lot of things with my taxes that I don't like."

If the Obama administration's goal was to ensure access to contraception, Santorum said, this is probably how it should have been implemented ... but the Obama administration didn't do that, leading Santorum to declare that the real goal of the contraception mandate was to force Christians to violate their religious beliefs and "bow to Caesar".

That's a big steaming pile of bull excrement. Santorum doesn't think the government should give away contraceptives; he just wants to yank that part out entirely, and it would be easiest if the government were giving it away so Republicans could de-fund it.

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