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Rick Santorum: States Should Have The Right To Outlaw Contraception

As Digby noted, "When right wingers get cocky... they forget themselves and start saying what they really think." From Think Progress -- Santorum: States Should Have The Right To Outlaw Birth Control: Rick Santorum reiterated his belief that
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As Digby noted, "When right wingers get cocky... they forget themselves and start saying what they really think." From Think Progress -- 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.”

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.” Read on...

Go read the rest of Digby's post, but here's another tidbit from her response to this: "No biggie. If a state outlaws your birth control you should just move to a state that doesn't! What's extreme about that? No need to get all hysterical about this stuff."

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