Santorum Says Women Who Are Raped Should Have Their Rapist’s Baby Because It’s A Gift From God (VIDEO)

Rick Santorum is, by far, the greatest enemy to women of all the candidates in the Republican Presidential race. He has made it clear that he intends to make abortion illegal, even in cases of rape and incest, and will ban birth control and contraceptives in all forms. He’s also suggested that pre-marital sex should be illegal as well. But during an interview with Piers Morgan last Friday, Santorum showed just how insensitive he is towards women who get raped.

After Morgan asked Santorum to clarify his views about abortion, the former Senator and evangelical lackey said that women should have their rapist’s baby and make the best of it because God is giving them a gift. In other words, get over it and take what God gives you without question. Here’s his full statement.


“Well, you can make the argument that if she doesn’t have this baby, if she kills her child, that that, too, could ruin her life. And this is not an easy choice. I understand that. As horrible as the way that that son or daughter and son was created, it still is her child. And whether she has that child or doesn’t, it will always be her child. And she will always know that. And so to embrace her and to love her and to support her and get her through this very difficult time, I’ve always, you know, I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you. As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life. We have horrible things happen. I can’t think of anything more horrible. But, nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation.”

Here’s the video:

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What kind of a man of God can legitimize rape as a device through which God gives women a gift? It’s a disgusting thing to say. Women who are raped go through hell. And yet, Santorum wants to force women, as if they haven’t been forced to already go through enough hell, to go through nine agonizing months of pregnancy, which will be a constant reminder of the rape. On top of that, his desire to ban all forms of contraceptives will make it even more likely for rape to result in pregnancy. Forcing a woman to carry the baby of their rapist is akin to rewarding the rapist. The rapist not only gets progeny, he gets to revel in the pain and suffering he has caused that woman to go through for nine additional months. He is basically empowering rapists and saying that God sanctions rapes. It’s wrong and Santorum is a sorry excuse for a human being.