Seize that pill

Forget abortion. Rick Santorum wants to revisit our right to use birth control. Here's what he said on Aaron Brown's show (video is here):


BROWN: Do you think there's a right to privacy in the Constitution?
SANTORUM: No -- well, not the right to privacy as created under Roe v. Wade and all...
BROWN: Do you think there's a right to privacy in the Constitution?
SANTORUM: I think there's a right to unreasonable -- to unreasonable search and seizure...
BROWN: For example, if you'd been a Supreme Court judge in Griswold versus Connecticut, the famous birth control case came up, which centered around whether there was a right to privacy. Do you believe that was correctly decided?
SANTORUM: No, I don't. I write about it in the book. I don't.
BROWN: The state of Connecticut had the right to ban birth control for a married couple.
SANTORUM: I think they were wrong. It was a bad law.
BROWN: But they had the right.
SANTORUM: They had the right. They had the right...
You'd think this kind of narrow-minded clarity would at least save him from the risk of confusion. Not quite. Here's Santorum other pearl of wisdom on contraception: "It's harmful ... to have a society that says sex outside of marriage should be encouraged or tolerated. Birth control encourages that."[Via Feministing]

Wait a minute! Doesn't banning married folks from using birth control discourage sex within marriage? By the way, Rick, homosexuals never ever need to use birth control. Hmm, kinda makes you think ...

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