Santorum revels in sudden support – but how deep?

Santorum revels in sudden support – but how deep?

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The latest Republican to surge in polls, Rick Santorum is trying to turn his newfound strength into something lasting.

Curious Republicans now pack his rallies. Supporters have funneled nearly $4 million to his formerly empty campaign account over the past seven days. And his staff is plotting an aggressive strategy to challenge Mitt Romney in Romney’s native Michigan and beyond.

But things don’t look so strong just beneath the surface.

Santorum is underfunded and outmanned. He’s still lacking in organization, a month and a half into the primary season. And, after he won three contests in a single day last week, his opponents – on the right and the left – have begun their own efforts to tear him down.

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Santorum revels in sudden support – but how deep?

Is Rick Santorum the ‘Crusader’ that is going to save America?

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I am in agreement with Santorum on most issues; abortion, homosexual marriage and such, but I am not one that believes contraception to be the same as an abortion.

Sue me!

I was raised in the Catholic Church as a child, my views on abortion haven’t changed too much in that area, at least, the idea of abortion on demand. The idea of late term abortion is an issue that angers me beyond belief … but I just don’t see taking *The Pill* as being in the same category as abortion.

I have to say this, in SOME cases, abortion, while possibly being the wrong answer, may be the only answer in cases of rape or incest. Why should a woman, regardless of her age, be forced to bear a baby that is the result of rape?

And yes, I know, I have heard ALL the reasoning behind the NO ABORTION idea; give the baby up for adoption, it’s not the babies fault, they didn’t ask to be born, ALL of it, and those that say these things are correct, it’s NOT the babies, and yes, adoption IS an option, but in a case of rape or incest I fully believe the woman should have the final decision.

And I also fully believe that the government needs to get OUT OF that decision.

I also fully believe that in a case of serious danger to the health of the mother, then the decision falls squarely on her, she is, after all, the one that will face the consequences in the after life we all hear so much about.

Abortion on demand? Because little Miss So-and So is a slut? No, that is wrong, that is an abortion not brought on by a rape or incestuous action, it’s an abortion brought on by a conscious, and irresponsible decision and action on HER part.

Contraception would stop a lot of this, and granted, the pill may indeed promote a sexual promiscuity among some people, but without the pill, that promiscuity would lead to many unwanted pregnancies that end in abortion.

It’s a slippery slope, and a lot of it could be avoided if some people exercised just a small bit of personal responsibility, but tell me, HONESTLY, when has personal responsibility ever overcome the throes of passion?

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19 Responses to Santorum revels in sudden support – but how deep?

  1. BobF says:

    I don’t understand all this flack over contraceptive? Since when have women had problems getting the pill or other types of contraceptives? When have men had problems getting condoms? Except for the morning after pill, I can’t remember it being an issue until Obama said he was going to make the Catholic Church pay for contraceptives. Now, all of a sudden, it’s a political hot potato. I even heard some liberal on TV last night that it may come down to either food or contraceptives for some women. Why, most high school girls can tell you where to get them for free. Now the left is trying to make it if you’re against abortion, you’re against contraceptives.

    • TexasFred says:

      I don’t *get it* either… Contraception and abortion are 2 entirely different matters, but, that may be the reason Bob, 2 matters, and libbers have ONE TRACK MINDS… 😛

  2. Texasperated says:

    Fred, I don’t think contraception is necessarily the reason so much as the occasion for the distress. I do not have the same hard and fast line against contraception that my RCC friends often have. That being said, I think the issue is that the gummint is forcing them to pay for something that they have a longstanding moral issue with.

    Is it a question of separation of church and state? That is the real issue. Not saying absolutely that it is, but that is how it is seen by many. And it’s not as though the gummint is coming after our condoms. The RCC is simply saying if you think it is wrong you should not be REQUIRED to pay for it.

    Keep your powder dry

    • TexasFred says:

      Agreed, my gripe is this; government needs to get OUT of the uterus business…

      Birth control is, to me, a personal option.. Abortion is a matter between a woman and her God…

      I detest the idea of abortion on demand, but I just can’t stand in judgement, I have NO idea what it’s like to suffer an unwanted pregnancy, especially one due to rape..

  3. mgallops says:

    Fred,

    As you pointed out, I think part of Santorum’s hard line stance on contraceptives is partly because he is Catholic.

    On the other hand, some of the medication they are calling “contraceptives” are in fact, abortifacients – abortion in a pill – RU-286 for example. They are calling that pill a contraceptive.

    And, some contraceptives work AFTER conception by preventing an emplanted embryo from attaching to the uterine wall – thereby killing it. I believe that and the so-called “morning after” pills are the primary “contraceptives” that hard core social conservatives (like myself) are opposed to.

    Keep up the good work! We may not always agree down to the last item but we’ll always be honest with each other!

    Michael

  4. Eric_the_Red says:

    Fred,

    We have missed the whole point. Oblahblah’s regime put out the mandate for those religious institutions who don’t believe in contraception as it is against their moral stance to provide it for free for those women who want it. A few days passed, and then Oblahblah came out and mandated that it be shifted to the insurance companies of those institutions to provide the contraceptive materials. Again for free to those women who want it.

    This arguement isn’t about contraception is is about illegally mandating that someone provide something for free. The only thing anyone can really mandate is death and taxes. I pesonally am against abortion on demand as a means of contraception and I have used contraception, I mean who wants non stop kids every nine months?

    We need to frame the correct arguement and not lose sight of what his imperial arsehole oblahblah is doing.

    • TexasFred says:

      Eric, I framed the issue I wanted to frame…

    • BobF says:

      Obama’s mandate that it would be shifted to the insurance was nothing but smoke and mirrors. It was always going to be the insurance company who were going to pay for it and premiums would be increased to cover the cost. Women who teach in Catholic schools weren’t going to present their principal or parish priests a bill for the contraceptives. Rather, an insurance claim would be filed.

    • NativeSon says:

      Eric, the 2nd sentence of your 2nd paragraph gives you your answer (“making” insurance companies provide something “free” IS A TAX)! And WE will pay for it!!!

    • Eric, Fred framed it perfectly as most folks see it. Me? Abortion really is a back burner. I am against it unless the mother is actually going to die from going through with through with the pregnancy.

      Abortion, as a matter of capitalism, is morally wrong in my book.

  5. Robert says:

    Abortion should be the exception not the rule. Using abortion as birth control is morally wrong and an abomination to common sense. Abortion as it’s being used by planned Parenthood is comparable to Mao, Stalin, Hitler and every other mass murderer who’s been on this planet. And Planned Parenthood is FUNDED with your tax dollars… how do you feel about that?

    Contraception in pill form is a good idea. Matter of fact if you are a democrat voter it should be mixed with your food regularly so you don’t reproduce.

    Abortion after rape? Totally up to the victim of the crime. But it can’t be decided in the 9th month of pregnancy.. If you’re raped and wait until the kid is old enough to drive that’s bullshit.

    Now lets get to retroactive abortion. I can think of a few progressives SOB’s in DC that could benefit from a retroactive abortion.. Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Waters, Rangle, and quite a few others…

  6. I am first:

    1. A budget Conservative;
    2. A defense Conservative.

    I am at the trail, a social Conservative.

    Make of that as you will.

    BZ

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