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I think that Rick Santorum is a pretty cogent guy who has what it takes to be an assemblyman in Genesee County, New York, but I wish he’d stop running for President. I suppose I’d rather he win the Republican nomination because Romney seems to never know what he’s talking about, but it’s unfair that any presidential candidate gets bombarded with the questions about abortion and gay marriage. They’re both really important issues, but they’re issues that are easy to use to distract voters from other very important things at stake: the economy, unemployment, defense, public schools, the deficit.
I can’t understand why politicians get their panties in a knot over abortions. If a man gets raped, he doesn’t have the risk of getting pregnant. He will probably have severe emotional damage and issues with sexuality for the rest of his life. But if a woman gets raped and becomes pregnant, she has to walk around with a fetus she resents until an unwanted child is born and potentially grows up living life in an environment where it is treated like a reject. And rejected people must feel really fucking shitty.
As far as contraception debates go, it baffles me that they’ve only had men on panels about it. They haven’t even tried to look for conservative female voices to go up to the mic about why women should be refused the pill.