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Santorum’s Backer On Birth Control

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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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Wondering why most people find the 1950s-style social conservatism of the Republican Party incredibly creepy? As the GOP party mounts a national campaign to roll back access to contraception, Foster Friess, a 71-year-old billionaire businessman who is Rick Santorum’s biggest financial backer, unveils his jaw-dropping joke prescription for women’s (or rather “gals’ “) healthcare on MSNBC:

Aspirin? Well that's a new one on me, anyone ever heard of that? It is amazing how different people's thought processes are, and sometimes I do feel like we are from different planets when it comes to perspectives. Mr. Friess thinks we all need therapy and the contraception issue is hardly worthy of attention. Santorum said contraceptives do not work and are harmful.
Full Interview:

"I didn't realize he was against contraceptives." Well what kind of supporter doesn't know where his person stands?
Friess apologized today:

"After listening to the segment ... I can understand how I confused people with the way I worded the joke and their taking offense is very understandable," Friess wrote in a blog post. "To all those who took my joke as modern day approach I deeply apologize and seek your forgiveness."

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...
A Santorum follow up statement.

Santorum: Says he wouldn't try to take away the pill or condoms. But he believes states should be free to ban them if they want. He argues that the Supreme Court erred when it ruled in 1965 that married Americans have a right to privacy that includes the use of contraceptives.

www.huffingtonpost.com...
I have no problem with someone's religion, unless they are so gung ho about their religions views that they may make it a significant part of their platform. These politicians need to keep their religion to themselves when it comes to presenting it as a gospel of law, best for all.

spec




posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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Mountain, molehill.

It's an old joke.

Forget the "Pill" a bayer aspsrin will not cause pregnancy.

How?

Havae the woman place it between her knees and keep it there.

(hint, it keeps her legs closed)



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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Havae the woman place it between her knees and keep it there.

(hint, it keeps her legs closed)

Now I get it, thanks,because that really had me stumped.
I just feel that Santorum is a candidate that has really strong religious morality that he feels is best for everybody, and I have a slight problem with people(in potential positions of influence) that want to impose their sense of right and wrong on everyone else. My impression is that he thinks the states should ban, or at least not provide birth control. Do you think that is a good idea?

Thanks,
spec



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:46 PM
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The implication is that if she is squeezing her legs shut tight enough to hold an aspirin between her knees than she can't get pregnant (because she can't have sex). He is just being an ignorant old man.

Didn't realize he was against contraceptives?? Santorum wouldn't let his daughter get an abortion got raped and became pregnant, and those are his words not mine! Santorum is just an idiot, it's sad that this is what he is getting his votes with. Makes me scared of the GOP. Glad I only have to be a member for a few more months. After primaries i'm ouuutttaa here.
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
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Havae the woman place it between her knees and keep it there.

(hint, it keeps her legs closed)

Now I get it, thanks,because that really had me stumped.
I just feel that Santorum is a candidate that has really strong religious morality that he feels is best for everybody, and I have a slight problem with people(in potential positions of influence) that want to impose their sense of right and wrong on everyone else. My impression is that he thinks the states should ban, or at least not provide birth control. Do you think that is a good idea?

Thanks,
spec


Birth control should be a personal choice and not paid for by the general public. Neither should the results of not using birth control.

/TOA



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Yay!

Let's create another Right winger bashing thread which are a dime a dozen and worth as much the simple fact ever single modern drug has side effect which is why in every single advertisement you see they list and say stop taking them and other common sense stuff like women who smoke shouldn't take them etc.

Everyone has a right to their opinions but hey when theres an R by there name and it's birth control they are evil incarnate and the only opinions they should hold are the ones liberals give them.

Meh.

Anyone with a lick of sense knew that mean keep legs closed.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:49 PM
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2 points.
1. States should have the right to self determine.
2. Santorum is as nutty as squirrel poop.

I wish I made up that squirrel poop line, but it wasn't me, another poster gets the credit. Just can't remember where.

10th Ammendment though, if a state decides, then the Constitution will allow.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:50 PM
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I gotz it, and yea that is quite the antiquated perspective. I mean there is wishful thinking and then there is reality, right? Some of these old school politicians are so disconnected imo. Not that I too wish for some of the older day simplicity and innocence, but sex has to be dealt with in a practical way, not fro,m a moralistic perfection point of view.

spec



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:51 PM
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OK.. that's fine to believe, but he wants to ban it which is nutty.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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Yay let's have NEO come in and start playing left right! Nowhere did I mention ANYTHING right or left dude, but rather one man's perspective. Where's my ignore button?

"lick of sense" huh? Thanks



Everyone has a right to their opinions but hey when theres an R by there name and it's birth control they are evil incarnate and the only opinions they should hold are the ones liberals give them.

Or when a person in power starts preaching from the good book about what we all should or shouldn't do. I don't think he's evil, just disconnected. Quit it with the liberal stuff man, it makes you look desperate.
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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I wonder overall, if our country would support gov provided(not enforced) birth control or not? I for one don't mind my tax dollars going there, and I don't feel I would be in the minority.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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What is desperate is the insane amount of threads about Republican Presidential Candidates last time i checked none have the nomination.

Edited to add yeah i hate sure do people who preach like the current adminstration.
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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No.. I don't mind at all. It is cheap, preventative, has other benefits for some girls, and helps to curve rapid population and babies being born to people that can't provide for them.

I guess some people just prefer that husbands and wives only have sex with the intention of having babies, or that they wrap it up nightly in their marital bed.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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Yeah.. it is crazy that people would post about the 5 people that are running to be the leader of one of the most (if not the most) influential country in the world.

So forgive us for being worried that ANOTHER religious nut is in the running to control all our economy, foreign relations, and military.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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I can't believe it's the year 2012, our bill of rights is being eliminated with things like the NDAA, the government just signed a bill authorizing 30,000 drones to fly over the US, the economy is in the crapper thanks to "free" trade and globalization, we have record levels of unemployment, the housing market is screwed, we already went through the women's rights movement 50 years ago, and all these Republicans want to talk about at the moment is CONTRACEPTION. Seriously?

IT'S A DISTRACTION PEOPLE

Don't let these religious self proclaimed moral goons drum up manufactured social issues that they use to divide us. Keep your eye on the ball.
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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What is desperate is the insane amount of threads about Republican Presidential Candidates last time i checked none have the nomination.

Is that not just logistics since they are in the middle of campaigning? Is this not the time to scrutinize and analyze? I just wanted to convey that some political ideas are so outdated and impractical that the persons spouting such things should not be considered realistic, that's all. It is like someone coming out saying people shouldn't commit crimes, and if all the parents just did their job all would be well. That is just not applicable because there are too many unfit parents these days, and imo this is another reason birth control should be widely available.

People shouldn't lie, cheat or steal either, but they do, so instead of just saying they shouldn't, maybe we should try and offer some solutions instead of applying a 50's sit down shut up and listen mentality.
I get the impression some guys think we should all just abide by the good book and life would be better, and that ain't happening so why try to force it on us?
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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Why noone gave a crap about vetting the views of the current potus what i have problems is people setting the standards that never live buy them.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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Really now what about the religious nut in the oval office?

Lots of comments about God and what he would want people to do.

But never mind give a free pass.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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I have plenty of problems with this administration(growing each day it seems), but the criticism should be applied to all suspect injustices as they present themselves. I for one am an us against them, but I mean us against the wrongdoings of some politicians and somecorporate leaders, not left right.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by neo96
 


Yeah.. it is crazy that people would post about the 5 people that are running to be the leader of one of the most (if not the most) influential country in the world.

So forgive us for being worried that ANOTHER religious nut is in the running to control all our economy, foreign relations, and military.

It could be worse.

I could be running.



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