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"I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Why I would not vote for Santorum

So! Rick Santorum is now considered a "front-runner" for the Republican nomination, it would appear. As a Pennsylvania resident, I am all too familiar with Mr. Santorum.

There are many reasons I would never vote for him - his discriminatory views toward gay and lesbian people - not to mention using his religion as an excuse to discriminate against gay and lesbian people, his social conservatism in general, but also his view toward abortion. See, Rick Santorum has gone on the warpath against abortion. He is especially against what is called a partial-birth abortion (one performed after the first trimester).  He believes that abortion is murder and should not be done under any circumstances - even those including rape, incest or the life of the mother. 

However when he and his wife were faced with a pregnancy that threatened the life of his wife, they chose to have the 20-week pregnancy terminated. Now, I'm not saying they made the wrong decision.  This is clearly something that needs to be decided by the mother - and the father, if the woman chooses to include him in the process.  

But isn't that the point?  

It is a difficult decision under any circumstance but it certainly shouldn't be up to the government to make that decision.  It appears that Mr. Santorum believes it should be up to the government except when it concerns his household.  He and his wife should be allowed to make their own decision but the rest of us are somehow not capable of doing so?  This is what we call hypocrisy, people, and this is why I would never consider voting for Rick Santorum.

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1 comment:

  1. Wait...what?? The Santorums chose abortion to save the mom-to-be? I completely missed that...very interesting, indeed. Thanks for pointing that out!

    I couldn't vote for him either, and his views on abortion are a big part of it. Fortunately, it now appears he is no longer the frontrunner.

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