Santorum links race, abortion
Draws parallels between black slaves and unborn fetuses
Friday, January 21, 2011
By Daniel Malloy, Post-Gazette Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON – Combining the delicate topics of race and abortion in one explosive comment, Rick Santorum enjoyed a spurt of attention Thursday for his potential long-shot Republican presidential run.
In a lengthy interview with conservative CNS News, the former senator from Pennsylvania criticized President Barack Obama for his position that a fetus doesn’t have the same rights as a person – and used the first African-American president’s race to make a point about it.
“The question is, and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer, is that human life a person under the Constitution?” Mr. Santorum said.
"And Barack Obama says no. Well, if that human life is not a person, then I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, ‘Now we are going to decide who are people and who are not people.’ "
So the LEFT gets uncivil again;
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, in a statement called the comments “offensive and outrageous.”
The left gets offended whenever a Conservative has an opinion. :rolleyes:
**Sherrilyn Ifill Professor of Law, U. Md. : **
I hardly think that Sen. Rick Santorum – the man who suggested that penalties should be imposed on residents who didn’t leave New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina struck – can surprise anyone with an addition to his by now mile-long parade of insulting and offensive statements. This one is just the latest.
**Christine Pelosi Attorney, author and Democratic activist : **
As a woman, I find it almost remarkable that Rick Santorum can publicly intrude on a woman’s private decision to exercise reproductive freedom.
As an American, I find it offensive that Santorum engaged in racial profiling and believe he should apologize. As I just posted in explaining the double digit generation gap favoring Democrats, [SIZE=3]young people are tired of being divided along race, immigration and sexual orientation and will consider Santorum’s racial profiling unbecoming of a national figure.[/SIZE]
Isn’t that what Obama has been doing ?
Dividing people along race, immigration, sexual orientation, and economic lines. ?