March 19th, 2012
09:41 PM ET
3 years ago

Karen Santorum: Rick is not 'anti-women'

(CNN) - As her husband and other conservatives face criticism in the ongoing debate over contraception coverage, Karen Santorum asserted Monday that the Republican presidential candidate is not "anti-women."

"Women have nothing to fear. When it comes to contraceptives, he will do nothing on that issue," Santorum said on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.

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soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Thinks2010

    I've now heard three of the GOP candidates' wives speak, and I find myself wondering why these obviously intelligent, well spoken women are not the ones running instead of their mediocre husbands. I say this even though we differ politically.

    March 20, 2012 02:46 am at 2:46 am |
  2. Marry

    Mrs. Santorum is just as “twisted” as her „candidate“ husband! I do not care in the least what they feel or practice in their “family” or “religious” life that they can nicely afford on GOVENRNMENT HEALTH INSURANCE, INCOME, AND SPECIAL DEALS ON EDUCATION.
    But I am offended for them to intrude in such a personal part of my live saying as much as it is not ok to use contraception (for his religious reasons) that’s why the insurance companies do not have to cover it, when preferring to planning responsibly for parenthood by modern means in modern times!
    At the same moment Santorum being against health care reform that really helps people (his suggestions are truly a joke!), education for all those kids not being that important but "war" to send them to as his whim is, how a poisoned environment after he get rid of all the “regulations” would impact them; how can his stances not be totally disrespectful of woman and families? Give me a break!

    March 20, 2012 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  3. Killdeer

    He's not going to get a chance to do anything....simple as that

    March 20, 2012 05:30 am at 5:30 am |
  4. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Too late Karen. He will do nothing because he talks too much and won't be elected dog catcher. Muzzle him.

    March 20, 2012 05:33 am at 5:33 am |
  5. Betty

    The GOP is anti-women.

    March 20, 2012 06:45 am at 6:45 am |
  6. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    The whole republican party is anti woman's health care as well as anti anybody's health care if they think they have to pay for it . What do you think we pay taxes for. Time to vote these morons out for good in Nov. Dem landslide coming.

    March 20, 2012 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Wow! After condemning contraception, Rick has his wife retract his campaign promises.

    March 20, 2012 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  8. Wake up people

    Well there you go. Mrs. Sanatorium says her crazy husband isn't anti-women... What a nutcase, the man is trying to take us back at least 50 years, he is trying to take our right away from us what we can do with our bodies, but he is pro women. Ok and I'm white. Am I the only person that thinks she looks crazy as he!!?

    OBAMA 2012!

    March 20, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  9. Bystander

    Anti-women or not, it's too little too late already. See you 2016!

    March 20, 2012 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  10. coy4one

    And I'm just going to believe the wife of the Republican candidate as the almighty word on the matter. Does she actually believe that because she says her husband stands by her, that his view of all women are the same? Lame, Lame, Lame! I'm smarter than this!

    March 20, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  11. ShawnDH

    Oh no. He's not anti-woman. He's just anti-women-making-their-own-choices-and-being-in-control-of-their own-bodies-and-lives. BIG difference! Not.

    March 20, 2012 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  12. Lolo

    Here she is looking like a stepford wife. She will back her crazy husband no matter what. Neithe of them belong in the white house. The GOP candidates just need to give it up and try again in 2016. America has heard all of their talking points and we do not buy it. Nothing they say sounds credible. Nothing but a bunch of lies to get elected and to get rid of the black man in the white house. Just like their backers say they just want to defeat President Obama with out no plans to bck them up as to why they should be president. This election is just shameless as far as I am concerned. I am so embarassed when it comes to the GOP field of candidates.Not one of them are ready to be president. They are running for their own personal agenda and that is it.

    March 20, 2012 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  13. Sorensen

    Sanatorium's little wife is right. He will do nothing about contraception. Indeed, he will do nothing about anything..
    He will lose to Romney, which gives you an idea about how smart he is!! And then Romney will go down in flames,
    as everybody knew from the start. Well done GOP!!!

    March 20, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    Women have nothing to fear. When it comes to contraceptives, he will do nothing on that issue,"
    -------------------------------------------------
    That's NOT what he's saying Mrs. Pope. It appears that the only woman that Santorum is supportive of is you, while we're happy for you the rest of us would be screwed, no pun intended.
    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    March 20, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  15. SuperD

    First of all, this DNC "War on Women" campaign they are waging on Republicans is nothing but a scare tactic.

    The real issue is this: Women have all kinds of access to birth control. Nobody is denying that. Nobody is denying your access. The issue is whether now "birth control" is a freebie. Typical Democrats, you can't run on your record, so you create false, misleading issues to confuse the stupid, who of course vote Democrat.

    Fluke is a typical progressive pig. She has all the compassion of a saint in her warped mind, but wants YOU to pay for her birth control.
    Takes no personal responsibility and to top it off, grossly overestimates the cost of birth control.

    March 20, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  16. Steven Colo

    He's spent two weeks talking about nothing but contraception. His wife is now stating that he really doesn't mean any of it, that he's just blowing smoke to make the conservatives happy? This almost makes it look like Romney has a spine by comparison.

    March 20, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  17. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    "Women have nothing to fear. When it comes to contraceptives, he will do nothing on that issue,"

    Once again a gem of truth from a Republican. Admitting they will do nothing for you concerning contraceptives. You are on your own ladies and don't count on any help from them.

    March 20, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  18. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen, the future of Gop womans rights.

    March 20, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  19. RabhS

    It is a stupid question to ask and then report the answer !... What exactly did you think she would say...

    March 20, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  20. Marie MD

    Oh goodie, mrs sanatoyallah speaks up and lies about her husband. He is not going to do anything thatnissues but that isnall he talks about? That makes him even more insane?
    This woman needs to find herself a real man and have some wild sex. Her brain is obviously NOT working right!!!
    And, yes, your husband hates women. You keep on being the good little wifey. He's going to need yiunto cradle him when he crashes and burns after not winning the nomination. Good luck with the rest of your bible thumping life!

    March 20, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  21. DrManic

    So Ms. Santorum is saying "Don't believe what Rick says"?
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    Well, I don't believe him, but neither do I trust him.

    March 20, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
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