Move Over, Gov. Perry

We’ve chronicled Gov. Rick Perry‘s support for abstinence-only policies on sex education, including his odd statements on the topic in an interview with the Texas Tribune a while back.

Now, as he runs for the White House, Gov. Perry seems to have been outdone, beaten in a battle of extremists by one of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

Former Pennsylvania senator and current GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently gave us an idea of what he thinks sex education should be like in this country. Indeed, if he had anything to do about it, sex education likely wouldn’t include a shred of information about contraception:

“One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

So would a President Santorum seek a return to the days when government could bar the use of contraception, even for consenting adults and among married couples? Sure sounds like it.

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  1. natedog
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    wow, what a hate group…I wonder why we don’t just graphically explain to kids how to have premarital sex…?

  2. GARY K
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Rick Perry is to pragmatic political thinking what paint by numbers is to Gaugin. Perry should be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, where he could make Vanna White look like a candidate for MENSA.

  3. dbtexas
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    To call Santorum a “Troglodyte” would be an insult to Troglodytes everywhere.

  4. 1toughlady
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    +1, David.

  5. David
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately his mother wasn’t using contraception and apparently didn’t back off on the vodka during pregnancy either.

  6. Posted October 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    The Dangers of Contraception? Rick must be angling to be the next Pope.

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