Rick Santorum: The Pro-Life-Pro-Death Candidate

Posted: February 20th, 2012 by Militant Libertarian

by Keith Johnson, RotP

Sorry, Rick but you can’t be pro-life if you advocate war

Over the years, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum hastaken various stances on the subject of abortion. Prior to running for a seat in the House of Representatives in 1990, he said he would be opposed to it only during the final three months of pregnancy. Now he’s against it altogether, even in the cases of rape.

During a recent interview with CNN’s Peirs Morgan, Santorum said that women who faced such circumstances should “make the best out of a bad situation.”

Santorum has maintained this position throughout his campaign. When asked about abortion during a June 2011 appearance onMeet the Press, Santorum replied, “That would be taking a life, and I believe that any doctor that performs an abortion, I would advocate that any doctor that performs an abortion, should be criminally charged for doing so.”

This could help explain why Santorum has overtaken Mitt Romney in recent weeks. There are two issues that the very influential Evangelical Christian crowd find equally important: Israel and abortion. Though both Santorum and Romney may be joined at the hip when it comes to the Zionist entity, Romney is viewed as weak on the so-called “pro-life” issue.

But is Santorum really pro-life? Well, that depends. If you’re still in the womb of an American citizen, then yes. Aside from that—well, I think comedian George Carlin put it best:

If you’re pre-born you’re fine. If you’re preschool you’re fucked. Conservatives don’t give a shit about you until you reach military age. Then they think you are just fine. Just what they been looking for. Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers.”

Santorum has been an enthusiastic supporter of every U.S. war that has been waged since he became politically active in the early 90’s. That hardly makes him pro-life. If anything, it makes him pro-death. Santorum hands are not only stained with the blood of thousands of American soldiers, but also the collective millions of Iraqis, Afghanis, Libyans and others who have died in the countless wars that he has helped to produce.

As a rabid supporter for the state of Israel, Santorum is an accomplice in the deaths of 1,471 (official number) Palestinian children killed since September 29, 2000. If he becomes President, that killing will continue with his blessing. Throughout his campaign, Santorum has repeatedly said that he will “stand shoulder to shoulder” with Israel and has even gone so far to say that he would bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities as President if Tehran refused to open up its sites for international arms inspectors.

Never mind that Iran has already allowed inspectors. Never mind that Iran has signed on to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (which Israel has refused to do). Never mind that Iran has no nuclear weapons program. Never mind that bombing Iran wouldcause World War III and the annihilation of millions more lives. The important thing to remember is that Santorum is pro-life. Sure he is.

Perhaps we should use the candidate’s own words against him next time he talks up another war. Using the Santorum quote from the third paragraph of this article, we should reword it to say:

“That would be taking a life, and I believe that any President that takes us into another war, should be criminally charged for doing so.”

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