Santorum challenges policy on prenatal testing
February 19th, 2012
12:14 PM ET
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Santorum challenges policy on prenatal testing

Washington (CNN) – The government should never require health care providers to fully cover the cost of prenatal testing such as amniocentesis, which can determine the possibility of Down syndrome or other problems in the fetus, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said Sunday.

In particular, amniocentesis "more often than not" results in abortion, said Santorum, a strident anti-abortion politician, on the CBS program "Face the Nation."

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  1. Tired of republican lies

    You know...these fools need to shut up about wonen's services...things that help women should not be a topic of discussion unless there are improvements are being made to the system.

    February 19, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    And the GOBP deathcult's war on science and medicine continues.

    February 19, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. pc

    OMG...this man is a loose cannon!
    he needs to be hospitalized. he has gone off the deep end and deep deep into the dark side. how can women listen to this twisted ignorance?

    February 19, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. Ted van Tol

    Rick Santorum told on a newsconference that he thinks in The Netherlands half of the people who gets euthanasia is under pressure to do so.
    Just lies!
    You have to suffer a mentaly of physiccaly illness without any chance to recover. Then a second doctor has to confirm the wiish of the patient and his condition. Otherwise euthanasia is still a crime in the Netherlands.
    By the way, it takes a lot of courrage to end your life and euthanasia is more human than a jump of a building.

    February 19, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  5. logicnLA

    I find it interesting that this supposedly religious man does not even take off on Sunday to be with family and his faith.
    Usually I don't judge people for this sort of thing, but in this case he throws HIS religion at us every chance he gets. What Bible does he follows that says to work on the Sabbath?
    And then ther's his very ill daughter- most parents would kill to be able to stay around a serioulsy ill child, but this man, with all his money, thinks that being President ( allowing VERY little time with his fmaily) is more important than her.
    What does this say about his true values?
    This is just another instance of ego before values.

    February 19, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  6. ST

    Does this man has nothing to talk about? Why not leave private and personal matters alone? I do think his fellow republicans when are continuing hearing him talk, their heads spin and spin non-stop.

    February 19, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. B

    This radical religious fanatic will never become President as will his opponent Romney, Mr. one percent.

    Both of these clowns are wasting everyones time and money-

    February 19, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  8. PJ/TX

    Santorum says the "radical environmentlists" believe we should "serve the earth". That "earth is not the objective,
    man is the objective".
    Well, Mr. Santorum, if we do not "service the earth", by taking care of the natural resources, which, by the way, are
    the gifts of survival for humans and animals, there woul be no mankind. We were made stewards of the earth,
    meaning, clean air, clean water, trees that provide oxygen, housing for certain animals and food, etc. so we could
    survive. I am not a theology student, far from it. But, Christian I am, and I know that in Genesis, man was
    created last for a reason. We could not survive without unless we have all that was created before us.
    "Husbanding our resources" means CAREFULLY using these resources and protecting them from total
    destruction. You can call us all the names you want, but it just shows how shallow you really are.

    February 19, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |