Santorum: ‘Contraception should be available’

“How do I feel about the issue of contraception? It should be available. I object to [it] when the federal … Continued

“How do I feel about the issue of contraception? It should be available. I object to [it] when the federal government says that religious organizations who feel the way the Catholic Church feels should be required to provide it. I think that’s an infringement upon their religious liberties.”

David Goldman

AP

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and his wife Karen leave the Faith and Freedom Coalition rally in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jan. 16, 2012.

-Rick Santorum, Feb 15, 2012, on access to contraception and religious freedom



Read more religion and politics quotes in the Faith 2012 Quote Archives.

Read more on Rick Santorum’s very Catholic birth control beliefs

  • Prismatic

    Hold the phone. Santorum agrees with the Catholic Church position that contraception is sinful and against the will of God, but he also thinks that it should be available? Isn’t that a contradiction?

  • usapdx

    Every one should full know Rick’s history before they vote. The American women will remember his resent statements on election day. Why would any person elected to our government want to bring their religion or sex life into our government?

  • tcrawford1

    Birth Control is a matter of concience, it is not a matter that concerns anyones employer.

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