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Rick Santorum: It's 'Remarkable' That You're Such A Hypocrite

Posted: 01/05/12 04:05 PM ET

President Barack Obama's policies do not reflect his gratitude to the U.S. government for considering him human, and former Republican Senator Rick Santorum has decided to put him in his place.

In an interview with CNS News, the senator voiced his absolute disbelief that Obama would dare support a woman's right to choose abortion ... considering he's a black man:

"The question is, and this is what Barack Obama didn't want to answer -- is that human life is a person under the constitution?" the GOP presidential candidate said. "And Barack Obama says, 'No.' Well, if that human life is not a person, then I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, 'Now we are going to decide who are people and who are not people.'"

It's amazing how racist people expose themselves when they attempt to be intelligent.

More than the obvious ignorance of his statement, the underlying condescending and prejudicial tone reveals Santorum's sense of superiority and blatant disregard for African-American life.

While there will continue to be contentious debates on the viability of life in the womb and when exactly it should be recognized, there has never been any reason other than bigotry to suggest that black people in America are less than human.

Let's combat fallacy with fact.

John P. Holdren, President Obama's advisor for Science and Technology, substantiates his pro-choice stance with the following statement:

"To a biologist, the question of when life begins for a human child is almost meaningless," Holdren argues. "To most biologists, an embryo (unborn child during the first two or three months of development) or a fetus is no more a complete human being than a blueprint is a building."

Many fetal neurologists assert that the fetal brain does not even develop until late in the third trimester, yet Santorum wants to equate terminating the products of conception with the murder and dehumanization of black people in America since this nation's inception?

Furthermore, if one is to delve in to Santorum's voting record and documented philosophies, his self-righteous pro-life stance is astoundingly hypocritical:

This is man who said to Catholic Online in 2002, that the "cultural liberalism" prevalent in Boston made pedophilic priests victims of their environment.

This is a man who lobbied for Robinson Township's Ronald Reagan Atrium I nursing home to remain open after failing federal inspections. The Atrium's nursing home operator was later convicted of fraud, after patients' families testified that subpar care led to the senior citizens facing broken bones, dehydration and sitting in their own fecal matter.

Santorum also proposed a $250,000 cap for victims of medical malpractice, even though his wife sought substantially more than that after alleging that her chiropractor treated her negligently.

He has voted against
an increase in college financial assistance, expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation and health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

Yet, he voted yes on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers, yes on loosening license and background checks at gun shows, yes on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors and yes on maintaining a law that allowed guns to be sold without trigger locks.

This delusional man has absolutely no concept of what "pro-life" actually means.

His Republican Party is attempting to eliminate every single public policy that financially assists those historically marginalized in this country, yet he pretends to care about life?

In his speech to the 2009 graduating class of Notre Dame, President Obama made his stance on abortion crystal clear:

"...let's work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies, and making adoption more available and providing care and support for women who do carry their child to term. Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded in clear ethics and sound science, as well as respect for the equality of women."

This stands in stark contrast to Santorum, who in his 2005 book, It Takes a Family, concludes that "privacy," "neutrality" and "free expression" are not terms found in the Constitution, but instead are pure "philosophical abstractions."

While abortion is a potentially painful choice, it should always be a private one. The internal battles a woman faces when making the decision oftentime haunt her for the rest of her life.

In this desolate society, choosing abortion does not always mean that a woman does not love her unborn child, but it can easily be a testament of just how much she does. We must learn that our personal code of ethics, no matter how honorable, or in Satorum's case, hypocritical, should not dictate national policy.

A woman's body in the United States of America, cannot, and should not, be legislated.

Even a "black man" knows that, Mr. Santorum.

 

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