Santorum: What Right to Life?

As a Catholic, I believe life is the most precious gift we’ve been given.  As a libertarian, I believe that life is the most important of our natural rights that the government exists to protect.  All other rights extend from this existential right.  We should put politicians in office who protect this right.

So this brings me to Rick Santorum.  How pro-life is Mr. Santorum?  Let’s see.  He supported the war in Iraq, which both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI condemned as immoral and unjust.  He supports preemptive war in Iran.  Pope Benedict XVI continues to speak out against preemptive war.  Santorum voted to fund Planned Parenthood.  He also voted in favor of a bill that gives the federal government the power to prosecute people who protest against abortion outside of abortion clinics.  Oops.

In my humble opinion, I think Santorum is all about himself and his ego (he voted to raise his own Congressional pay twice).  But I’ll let the facts speak.

To any Catholics who consider the pro-life aspect of a candidates platform to be the most important: be wary of Rick Santorum. His record seems to contradict his words.

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2 thoughts on “Santorum: What Right to Life?

  1. Atticus Finch 02/10/2012 / 3:55 pm

    Great Post. Santorum is as establishment as everyone else.

  2. aDm 02/11/2012 / 9:10 am

    Clear and to the point. I have no love for Santorum – I just don’t trust him…too many inconsistencies and excuses for past actions which don’t line up with what he is preaching from the campaign trail. Basically…more of the same, just with the label “Catholic”.

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