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Rick Santorum: Blacks Shouldn't Be Pro Choice Rick Santorum: Blacks Shouldn't Be Pro Choice

Rick Santorum: Blacks Shouldn't Be Pro Choice

by Cord Jefferson
January 21, 2011

Former Republican senator and possible 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently gave an interview to the Conservative News Service in which he said that he doesn't understand how President Obama, as a black man, can support a woman's right to choose.

After falsely claiming that you won't find a biologist in the world to say abortion is not taking a human life (Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health comes to mind), Santorum tells host Terry Jeffrey that it is "remarkable for a black man to say, 'we're going to decide who are people and who are not people.'"

We assume Santorum is attempting, ham-fistedly, to compare abortion to something like the the three-fifths compromise, in which the government decided that black slaves were subhuman. But by that logic, Obama could be forced like a square peg into the round holes of every struggle. How  receptive would we be to an argument that said, as someone of an ethnicity that was once compared to mules, Obama should empathize more with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals?

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