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Rick Santorum Talks Gay Couples Having Children Through Technology

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Rick Santorum continued his crusade against gay marriage on Tuesday, this time asking voters to consider the children. As ThinkProgress reported, the GOP presidential candidate told a crowd in Spencer, Iowa:

"It's about what America's basic moral values should be that would be reflected in the law. Laws should try as much as possible to comport with the higher law and also should comport with what reason would dictate. And what reason dictates is that children need mothers and fathers. Some say well, through technology, same-sex couples can have children. Well they can, through either adoption, or artificial insemination... but they don't get the mother and a father."

Monday night Santorum, who has seven children with his wife, gave a different reason for his opposition to gay marriage: gay sex.

"We can flesh out some, well, let's look at what's going to be taught in our schools because now we have same sex couples being the same and their sexual activity being seen as equal and being affirmed by society as heterosexual couples and their activity," he said.

During the same appearance he found another way to offend, 'rejecting' the notion that people die because they don't have health insurance.

"People die in America because people die in America," he said. "And people make poor decisions with respect to their health and their healthcare," he said. "And they don't go to the emergency room or they don't go to the doctor when they need to. And it's not the fault of the government for not providing some sort of universal benefit."

Here are some of Santorum's thoughts on sex:

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