06 Jan '12, 11pm

Rick Santorum wants women to have lots of babies, whether they like it or not

Rick Santorum wants women to have lots of babies, whether they like it or not

Santorum's views on reproductive rights are so backward, so troglodytic, that they make right-wing radicals look moderate. Santorum is Catholic, but his positions aren't mainstream in the Catholic community. Despite admonishments from up the hierarchy, 98 percent of sexually active Catholic women use modern contraception . Santorum is proving popular among evangelicals, but his positions aren't mainstream in the evangelical community. Seventy-eight percent of married evangelical women use so-called "highly effective contraceptive methods," including the Pill or other hormonal methods, an IUD, or sterilization, according to a Guttmacher study [PDF]; in fact, evangelicals are more likely to get sterilized than other Americans.

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