Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Do you want to go down on the Contraception Is Bad Ship? I don't!

Is birth control bad for women? Do we want a president who has vowed to talk about contraception if elected? Or who has implied numerous times that government should be involved in the sexual decisions made by adults? I'm not going to quote Rick here, because I'm sure you've seen it all, and a lot of what he has said is embarrassing to talk about.

As a Mormon mother of 5, I agree with Rick on a lot of what he says on this subject. I believe, and my religious beliefs are such, that sex is best confined to marriage. I believe that the pushing of contraceptives onto teens sends the wrong message, and has contributed mightily to their corruption. It's very sad, in fact, to teach them to have such low expectations for themselves. Nothing outrages me quite as much as schools which encourage sex by providing contraceptives and abortions to our teenage children.

I believe that presidential leadership on important social issues like life and traditional marriage is very important. But I do not subscribe to the role Rick Santorum seems to want the government to play in sexual decisions. This is NOT the role of the president, or of government! This is for ecclesiastical leaders. Rick, do you want to be a preacher, or a president?!

It would be positively insane to nominate a candidate who wants to talk about this subject during THIS, or any election. This leaves me with grave doubts about what Santorum's priorities would be in the general, and more importantly, as president.



20 comments:

dgenetaylor said...

Dennis Prager, King of Conservative radio, has giving the key to win in November. Big-government verses small-government. Rick is not the man to carry that message. Here's how we win. For example: See this government-guy looking into a 4 year old's lunch box. This will make people crazy to vote for smaller government; and it should.
http://www.eveoutofthegarden.com/2012/02/get-your-big-government-nose-out-of-my.html?showComment=1329342013206#c1483891093995191267

dgenetaylor said...

One of Rick's close friends said he was more of a Catholic missionary than a politician.

Lionhead said...

Arizona: Romney 38, Santorum 31, Gingrich 15, Paul 11. Santorum Surging:

http://tinyurl.com/6wb6jg2

Anonymous said...

dgenetaylor, That's one of the things I didn't like about Rick in the debates--his tendency to preach. He starts off with some pretty good rhetoric, then it degrades into finger-wagging. Pretty soon, I find myself just wanting him to shut the heck up.

I agree that this is all about what kind of government we want. The lunch story is a perfect example of good intentions gone awry.

-Martha)

Terrye said...

I saw this and my first thought was...why is this any business of Rick Santorum's? It would seem to me that this should be up to the woman..btw, men use birth control too..sometimes.

He just sounds so out of step.

busybody

Terrye said...

lionhead...you keep watching those polls..that way you won't miss it when Ricky starts to slide..and he will eventually.

BTW, Obama's numbers are going up and Republicans are going down..thanks to the ABR freak show out there and the on going circus of this primary Obama will probably win reelection no matter who gets the nomination.

Anonymous said...

This is Rick:

-Women are too emotional for combat.

-Contraception is bad for women.

-Pregnancy due to rape should not be terminated.

Rick is a caveman.

dgenetaylor said...

Martha, BTW thank you for a very articulate post; one that focuses on a key issue that Romney cannot use to show Santorum's vulnerability in the general; it would be inappropriate (Just like it was for Newt to use Bain Capital because these are tools the left will use.) But in the general election, Rick is toast because of statements he has made as a "Caveman" Conservative. Yes, we may agree with much; but in the real world of the electorate, he will lose the middle. Its funny, as it turns out, a vote for Rick is a vote for Obama. Our friends (RWN, OJ, etc.) are getting hoodwinked by liberal-media, who want Rick in the worst way. And then they'll "whip him like a run away plural wife," not Romney.

dgenetaylor said...

The only good reason to see Rick run against Obama--they can have a finger pointing contest with each other.
I hate that finger pointing thing.
Better the way they do it in India--side to side, moving the only the index finger (:

Anonymous said...

I read what Santorum had said in September about contraceptives and the White House Bully pulpit. John Schroeder at Article 6 Blog has an interesting piece about it. He also points out that contraception is a perfect issue for Obama to play with in the Republican primary because he has little to lose, and it divides the Catholics from many of their allies. Most Christians and members of the CJCLDS "Mormons" do not oppose the use of all contraceptives.

This HHS policy does not need to divide us. The issue here is RELIGIOUS FREEDOM and the HHS regulations are intolerable for THAT reason, not because the regulations hurt Catholics the most.

My sister says that when Rick speaks about women's issues she wants to slap him, and she agrees with him a lot of the time. I also find him condescending and obnoxious. Turning women off is not a good place to begin for a candidate.

AZ

P.S. My parents have 9 children and I know they used birth control. Can you imagine if they hadn't?

Lionhead said...

Dear Santorum Bashers. Read this and weep.

http://tinyurl.com/7evemlf

You're campaign of deliberate misinformation has backfired again. Get out of your 1962 Nash Ramblers & get a new car. ;)

Anonymous said...

AZ, LOL!

Thanks for the comments everyone!

We'd lose women in the general, so might as well kiss the WH goodbye with Rick.

-Martha

Ohio JOE said...

Martha, this issue is not about Contraception, it is about religious freedom. To be blunt, I am disappointed in your ignorance. I expect this non-sense from other members of your camp, not you.

Anonymous said...

OJ, your willful ignorance never ceases to amaze me.

My post was NOT about the HHS services mandate at all, but about a separate issue.

This post iss about the things Rick Santorum has said repeatedly about contraception being bad for women, saying that he wants to talk about the dangers of contraception in this race, and as president, the idea that he believes contraception use should be regarded as a public policy issue, and the many other things he's said about gay sex.

Try reading the post before spouting off!

-Martha

Anonymous said...

OJ, do you REALLY think I'm not as incenses as you are by the Obama administrations mandate on providing contraceptives???

Get a clue!

-Martha

Ohio JOE said...

"This post iss about the things Rick Santorum has said repeatedly about contraception being bad for women," Then you are wrong on that too, but I am glad that you are incenses at Mr. Obama. At least you have learned something good from your camp leader.

Anonymous said...

OJ, Wrong on what? My point was that contraception is not a public policy issue. Do you believe it is?

Also, I did not learn about religious freedom from Romney.

-Martha

Ohio JOE said...

"Do you believe it is?" Not necessarily, but why cannot Mr. Santorum make truthful non-public policy statement?

Anonymous said...

OJ, read the stories! He said he DOES WANT TO MAKE CONTRACEPTION A PUBLIC POLICY ISSUE!


I said I agreed with him personally on some things he says, but that is not the point. This should not be the role of government.

-Martha

travis said...

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