Rick Santorum: Doctors Who Perform Abortions Should Go To Jail!

Abortion Doctors Should Go To Jail!

Hey, Docs! Santorum Is Coming For You!

Rick Santorum, former Senator, current Republican Presidential hopeful and sweater vest model, believes that any doctor who performs an abortion should be criminally charged. No exceptions for rape, incest or to save the life of the mother... Santorum's beliefs become even more significant when he states that he believes life begins at conception. If that is the case, then it logically follows that Santorum also believes in jail for any physician who prescibes the IUD and many popular forms of oral contraception. Oh! And lest we forget, fertility specialists who offer in-vitro fertilization must also be included in the list of those who will be prosecuted.

Santorum said that he has never advocated that women be criminally charged, but given his beliefs, that makes no sense, unless he is a politician. A 'politician' with any serious ambition to be elected would never openly suggest that women using contraception or IVF be jailed, but wouldn't someone who believes that abortion should be criminalized want to incarcerate all of the participants? Not just the doctors? Of course he would...

To be fair to Santorum, he has said that he would never try to make contraception illegal at the federal level, but the devil is always in the details. In this case, the detail is that Rick Santorum is lying and should go to confession. If the Personhood Amendment that Santorum has pledged to support and advocate for, ever passes, women could, and most likely would be charged with murder. Why? Because that amendment is very clear, life begins at conception and the killing of that life would be considered murder. Do you really think that Santorum, after ALL he has said, will try to protect women from prosecution?

Any women choosing the pill, an IUD or IVF might as well resign themselves to a life that includes prison time, so, if as a woman you plan to support or vote for Rick Santorum, be prepared to become either a non-stop baby maker or felon.

Of course, Santorum will not fight to take away a woman's right to choose...pregnancy and childbirth...







The IUD, The Pill And In-Vitro Fertilization

  • The IUD works in one of two ways.

First, the IUD releases progesterone or copper that kills sperm or makes them immobile, thus preventing fertilization

or

Second, the IUD changes the lining of the uterus so that if fertilization (conception) does occur, implantation is prevented.

It is the second aspect of what the IUD does, that according to Rick Santorum's view of life, would cause the IUD to be considered abortive. Any doctor who prescribes the IUD? Santorum must consider you to be an abortionist, therefore, a criminal.

  • The Pill basically does three things:

First, the hormones in oral contraceptives try to stop the release of an egg (ovum) from the ovaries every month, however, the pill does not ALWAYS stop ovulation,

but

Second, the hormones in the pill cause changes to the cervical mucus and that makes it difficult, but NOT impossible for the sperm to reach the egg,

so

Third, the hormones released by the pill cause the lining of the womb to change and become thinner . Once an egg is fertilized (conception), it must attach to the wall of the uterus and unless the lining is at just the right thickness, the fertilized egg (human embryo) will not attach, hence pregnancy cannot continue and that human embryo is aborted.

  • In-Vitro fertilization works in this way:

Explaining IVF in the least complicated of terms, eggs are harvested from the ovaries and joined together in a petri dish with sperm, where they are fertilized (conception). One or more of those human embryos, if considered viable and healthy, are then transferred to the mother's womb in the hopes that one or more will attach to the walls of the uterus. In the process, non-viable embryos are discarded. The science itself estimates are that up to 90% of these laboratory-created embryos do not survive to become children. Rick Santorum's belief that human life begins at fertilization (conception) would then reach the logical conclusion that IVF doctors are performing abortions.

By the word's own definition, all of these are considered to be abortifacient (causing abortion) in one way or another.

When Old Becomes New And Conservative Becomes Liberal!

"There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God's name on one's behalf should be used sparingly. The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both. I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of 'conservatism.' "
(1909-1998) US Senator (R-Arizona) Source: Congressional Record, September 16, 1981

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mio cid profile image

mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay

SHHHHHH,don't bring it all out now leave something in case he gets the nomination, although I know there's plenty.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear mio cid,

There is soooo much more! Actually, come to think of it, let him get the Republican nomination. He will be so bombarded with the things that he has said and done that he will be less credible than he is now.

He just makes me so angry!


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay

don't be angry, just make sure you vote democrat in the next election and get two votes for the democrats that will be the best antidote against him and you will feel you accomplished something.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear mio cid,

I will be voting! Always do! And I am sure you can probably guess how I vote! And my three kids and at least one of my sons-in-law all vote the same way...

We have a couple of union workers in the family (and they both have dirty, hard jobs) and with the heat they have had to take over these last few years, they would NEVER give their votes to the GOP!


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay

well there are more of us than there are of them the reason why republicans win elections is because a much greater percentage of them vote ,so if we really want to win an election all we have to do is every person who goes to vote brings one more voter with them.trust me one plus one = victory


HSchneider 4 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

Great Hub, Jillian. Rick Santorum is certifiable. I think he is running to become America's next Catholic Cardinal. I still do not understand how any woman could vote for this man.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Thank you, HSchneider!

I wonder how any woman could vote for him, too!

And as for America's next Catholic Cardinal, maybe the Church will change their tradition and name him a saint while he is still living! I am quite sure that in the next few months we will hear of some miracles he has performed!

The fact that women are voting for him makes me embarrassed to be a woman...It lends credence to the idea held by some that women are too stupid to make their own decisions. Thank God, they are a minority! Must be that sweater vest because they are certainly not listening to the things he says!


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J Elaine 4 years ago from Northern Minnesota

How can all of you so casually discard human life? You can all say you are "pro-choice" which is a less disturbing way of saying you believe it's ok to kill innocent and helpless unborn children. The "devil is in the details" and that's one you seem to have left out. Even in the case of rape or incest it is not the child's fault but the sentence is death. If I had the right to kill my children before they were born, do I have the right to kill them now?

Rick Santorum is kind and honest and has an integrity none of you self-absorbed fools would know anything about. You would prefer to vote for a man who will lie to you without hesitation as he takes what few liberties you have left away. You all deserve the government you have, but I will fight for my freedom and yours as well.

If you believe it's ok for the current president to determine your health care, then remember that means any president can do the same. Even a president Santorum.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

J Elaine,

If you do not believe in contraception or abortion, no one mandates that you use either. But, when you speak of liberty, don't try to take my legal rights away and call that liberty. Yes, women have the right to seek abortion and to seek contraception. They also have the right to choose to abstain from using either.

You are NOT fighting for MY freedom if you try to coerce pregnancy and childbirth.


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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

Abortion is a social issue that hasn't been able to be solved by politics. It is a distraction to the many non social issues that need to be solved.

I would hardly put social issues that have existed without a real solution for many decades to be the focus of the country now.

That was like creating Obamacare instead of fixing the economy, getting jobs back and preventing people from losing their homes etc.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear ib radmasters,

I agree that at this time social issues are a distraction from the serious issues that this country faces. Jobs, foreclosures, even gas prices, should be front and center.


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Laura Matkin 4 years ago from Laceys Spring, Alabama

Everyone should have a right to chose what's best for them right or wrong. A woman should have rights to abortion but I think women unless they were raped the women should be required to undergo some counseling before and after an abortion. Birth control should be free, save a life.


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insidiousglamour 4 years ago from Bowge IX

This is a great little hub. I love the information you provided about contraception. Santorum is an enemy to women everywhere. I recommend the book Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood by Kristin Luker. She goes through the entire history of abortion in America. I think many pundits would be surprised that not only was it quite legal, but very popular in the 1800s.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Well, they should go to jail. Anything else?

The Frog


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J Elaine 4 years ago from Northern Minnesota

Of course Jillian, your "rights" must trump the helpless unborn. You want to have a "choice" while taking away theirs. What about the right to life? There's a reason it comes first in the Declaration of Independence.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

J Elaine,

Sorry, but my 'legal rights' do trump the helpless unborn. The issue of abortion has been settled law in this country since the mid-1970's. Abortion is legal, and moreover, contraception is legal. A zygote is not a human being, at least where science is concerned. Sorry, but life does not begin at conception. Maybe your religious beliefs say that it does, but don't even try to push your religion on me! In addition, this country is not, last I looked, a theocracy, whereby your religious beliefs trump mine and you are allowed to tell me how to live and what choices I can make with my own body. When you can figure out a way to take that fertilized egg out of my body and make it live, go for it! In the meantime, if I make the choice of not wanting my body to be an incubator, it is my business!

You seem to be trying to mate the secular with the sacred.

If you want to have 10 or 15 kids, have them! Many women don't and won't!

Finally, are you planning to support, feed, clothe, educate and medically treat every child that is born into poverty because contraception is outlawed in this country? Why not start with the ones that are here now or does the right to life end at birth?


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J Elaine 4 years ago from Northern Minnesota

How typical, Jillian. Your assumptions are so far off it's comical. First of all, the fact that you can legally abort a child, does not make it ok. The government call legally take your property, is that ok too?

Second, I am not a person of any faith. I have no religious beliefs to force upon you. Where did I say anything at all about religion?

I also said nothing whatsoever about contraception. I'm absolutely 100% for contraception. That just reinforces my views on abortion. With the wide range of inexpensive and accessible contraception and sterilization in this country, there should be no reason for an unplanned pregnancy, although I know it happens. That's not the fault of the child that's conceived.

And finally, NOBODY is planning on outlawing contraception. You're just buying into the political hype being spoon fed to you by the left wing zealots. If you watched the debate last night you would have heard Rick Santorum spell this out for you quite clearly. Just because he has certain beliefs, he has no intention to start a government program to impose them on anybody. That's what the left does.

You're falling for the oldest lefty con in the book and it's called projection. It's the assumption that people on the right would do the same things they would.

I hope you feel as ridiculous and horrid as your words make you look.


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American Romance 4 years ago from America

Why is it the responsibility of tax payers to pay for contraceptives?? Santorium doesnt give a dang wether or not you use them! He doesn't believe tax payers should be forced to pay for them! Sex is not a necessity of life!

As far as his stance on abortion, he speaks what is in his heart, he stands for something unpopular among many! Shows me the man has guts! We all have mixed feelings concerning abortion. Most of us believe it is murder! If my daughter got raped and pregnant by a crazed serial killer I think I would want her to have an abortion. This would way heavily on my mind. I might decide to try to love this child and raise it in a way his morals would keep him in check as he became an adult.

Of course then we have your president Obama who voted and pushed for a bill that would force doctors to murder a child if the woman wanted an abortion and it came out alive!...........this is not only sick but shows the evil mind that Obama really has!.........I'll take Santorium over this sick freak anyday!


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

J Elaine,

You and I agree on something, maybe. If you are 100% for contraception, then you should read any number of the Personhood Amendments trying to make their way through several of the states right now. In addition, the one that Santorum has signed a pledge to support and advocate for also defines a person as being a fertilized egg. They all say that life begins at fertilization. Go back and read the explanations of contraception and IVF and maybe you will realize that contraception IS outlawed if these pass. Maybe not condoms, but most oral contraceptives and IVF would be illegal.

Second, I stand by my statements on abortion. You and I have a difference of opinion, and I understand that, but you may still not impose your beliefs on me. I will fight for my children and grandchildren to continue to have the legal right to seek and get an abortion, if they choose...Women will not go back, whether you like it or not!

Why don't you read some stories written by women in the 1920's and 1930's who lost friends through either back alley abortions or coat hangers?

Finally, if all women had access to contraception for free, you are right, abortion would decrease.


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J Elaine 4 years ago from Northern Minnesota

Speaking of the 1920-30's Jillian, I suppose you admire Margaret Sanger. Great woman right? Especially how she thought abortion was a good way to get rid of blacks. Look how successful she's been. Even today, proportionally more black babies are aborted than white. You go girl! (I hope you know sarcasm when you read it)

Your last sentence is putting words in my mouth that I did not say. If we gave all drug addicts free drugs, crime would decrease. I don't really want to pay for that! Do you? I don't want to pay for abortions either, but I'm forced to. Where's my "choice"?


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

J Elaine,

I admired and loved my grandmother, who was born in 1908. I used to listen to her stories of women who wanted to vote being beaten by their husbands (even after they were given the right) and I saw the pictures of some of her young friends who died from homemade "contraception" concoctions. I also listened when she told me her stories about WWI and WWII. She had an 8th grade education and from the time she was 8 years old, she was hired out as a domestic because 9 children were too many for my great-grandmother (her mother) to feed. My great-grandfather died and she was by herself. They had come from Italy to the United States. So, if you want to know, I listened when she talked.

As far as this being a black or white issue, I think it is a woman's issue, period! This country has done shameful things to black women, such as forced sterilizations, etc, but allowing women to choose whether they will bear children or not is just that, choice...You and I won't agree on the issue of abortion, and even though you think that you are in favor of contraception, if you support the Personhood amendment, you are not.

How are you forced to pay for abortions? Government money (taxes) does not fund abortions.


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J Elaine 4 years ago from Northern Minnesota

My taxes pay for abortions because I live in Minnesota where a bunch of liberal judges decided women on government assistance are entitled to abortions payed for by my tax dollars. That's a dirty little secret most people don't know about.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

J Elaine,

I was unaware of that and don't think that many others are aware of it, either. Think you should write about it and make it known! Really! Although I believe in abortion, I believe that the Hyde Amendment at the federal level is the correct way to go. I realize that many (statistics say half the country) do not support abortion rights, and even though I believe in it, I think you have a right to keep your tax dollars out of the mix. I support you on this one!

I am anxious to read the article!


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J Elaine 4 years ago from Northern Minnesota

Thanks Jillian. You're absolutely right. I've been in a discussion with friends on FB about this topic and they didn't know that dirty little secret either. Funny how that information is such a game changer. I don't know when I'll get to it, but that's a great idea for my next hub.


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Terry.Hirneisen 4 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

Well this time they have walked off the edge of the cliff! This entire assault on women's health care will burn the GOP. And the anti intellectual leader, I mean the big fat arm flapping Rush is going down in flames. They have finally shown their complete insanity with comments like "aspirin between the knees for birth control". This is one sorry ass group of men and they should all hide their heads in shame. Sandra Fluke will be the hero!


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Terry.Hirneisen 4 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

I would certainly want my tax dollars to pay for aborting an unwanted child than to pay for the prison housing needed to care for those brought in to this world against the will of the mother.


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verizon-hurts-sip 4 years ago

if you want to prevent conception, fine, that's your soul

if you want to murder the conceived life, that's obviously not acceptable

abortifacients masquerading as contraceptives are vile. It is unethical for doctors to prescribe without explaining ALL the mechanisms of action. Some female technologies are outright abortifacient whereas others rely on abortifacient potential

http://28daysonthepill.com

Willful ignorance is at best shameful.

"a fucking orgasm is not worth extinguishing the life of your child"

Abortion mills ought not be receiving public money: it gravely violates the conscience of half the population or more. Potential abortifacient technologies similarly ought not receive public money.

I shall not facilitate grave sin. It is obscene for you or anyone else to abuse the coercive power of government to make me act in violation of my conscience or morality.


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J Elaine 4 years ago from Northern Minnesota

A voice of reason. Amazing! Thanks for your input verizon-hurts-sip

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