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July 31, 2005

Santorum tantorum

A lot of blogging today about Rick Santorum’s grilling by George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week. And it’s certainly entertaining, with little Ricky on the edge of hysteria much of the time. But it’s also chilling, particularly in how it sets out the religious right’s real agenda on abortion:

STEPHANOPOULOS: But you say you don’t want the courts to decide, you want the people to decide. And of course, if Roe v. Wade were overturned, each state would have the choice. But I wonder if that’s good enough, given what you believe. If you believe that that would essentially give the states a license to kill, don’t you have to be for a constitutional amendment that would ban abortions in every state?
SANTORUM: Well, OK, let’s just say, let’s say that we did that, that would be the democratic process. Again, it…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But do you support that?
SANTORUM: I would support a constitutional amendment, sure.

In other words, rolling back Roe v. Wade is nothing more than the opening salvo.

Posted by Stephen at 9:33 PM in Politics | Religion + cults | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

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