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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
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,
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,
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