February 16th, 2012
08:54 PM ET
10 years ago

Santorum's birth control remarks scrutinized

(CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is taking heat over his personal views about contraception. CNN's Mary Snow has more.

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Edward Meade

    The problem is that Republicans ran on the economy in 2010, not on contraception, abortion, union membership or other hot-button topics but that once they got elected, they immediately started passing social legislation that had nothing to do with their campaigns. Frankly, Rick Santorum's promise not to do anything is most likely just another smoke screen and therefore cannot be ignored. The Republican state houses around the country have made it an issue whether or not Rick Santorum would like to discuss it.

    February 16, 2012 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  2. Jane

    SOMEBODY needs to let Mr. Santorum know that God has Not Died and left him boss. What hubris. What arrogance.

    February 16, 2012 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Rick has great taste in cars , Audi A8.

    Now let people choose there own lives and loves.

    Rick is too closed minded and arrogant , his my way or the hi way position only works in Fascist countries, not America.

    February 16, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  4. Bugs

    "women used Bayer aspirin as birth control "back in the days."
    I don't care who you are, now that's funny !

    February 16, 2012 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  5. cali girl

    The heat will continue when you have no respect for a woman. And to add, the hearing today to discuss women's contraception and no women were there to testify, a room of a bunch of old republican men. Now that was top notch.

    February 16, 2012 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  6. Peter

    this guy needs to go practice his out-dated, out-proven ideas somewhere far away and leave the rest of us alone to be adults.

    February 16, 2012 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  7. Nothing new here

    If a couple is paying for their own contraception, WHO CARES?
    And why is this Santorum's business anyway?
    Santorum needs to get his mnd out of the gutter.

    February 16, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  8. Lynette

    He is scarier than Gingrich, Romney, even Paul. He acts like he's had a breakdown.

    February 16, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  9. Mr Everyman

    The danger is in what he would once in power. He has very traditionalists views on marriage, gays, contraception, abortion, health care, Medicare and, Social Security. A President would do want he could to sabotage all of these.

    February 17, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  10. don in albuquerque

    I cannot believe this is 2012 and we are even wasting time discussing this issue. Every person involved needs to resign and refund their salary for the last year, and the churches need to start paying taxes. Now....Anybody for a witch trials revival? I am certain the republicans will bring the marshmellows. Absolute FOOLISHNESS!

    February 17, 2012 02:44 am at 2:44 am |
  11. Sandra, Atl

    I'm really sick of all these sanctimonious men deciding what is best for women!!!

    February 17, 2012 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  12. Bill

    Whatever other credentials he lacks in his quest for the presidency, his "Father Rick", super-Catholic, stand on a whole lot of issues is glaring! This altar-boy mentality isn't what we need in the whitehouse but neither do we need a Newt with his demonstrated lack of scruples and ethics. The GOP has it's hands full since the nation is watching all this name-calling and they're picking out the pieces that they'll remember in November.

    February 17, 2012 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  13. BUD

    Possibly those that do not practice "birth control" should look around and see what they are missing. Hottest topic ever in the Republican party. Wish they could find something to do about the economy and freedom for and from religion.
    Don't think it has a place in government. Republicans should handle matters at hand and support our current President.

    February 17, 2012 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  14. GonzoinHouston

    Santorum & Co. are hyping this issue for all it's worth. Remember, it started over an Obamacare provision that hospitals owned by churches would have to provide health insurance plans that included contraception. This was attacked as a violation of separation of church and state, and it has morphed into the GOP talking about opposition to contraception in general. This is NOT a good place for the GOP to go. Opposition to abortion is one thing, but when they attack birth control in general, they are opposing something that most women use and 90+% of the population supports.

    February 17, 2012 09:28 am at 9:28 am |