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Santorum Said Pregnancies From Rape Should Be Brought To Term.

According to The Boston Globe, “In January, Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, opined that a pregnancy that results from a rape, though horribly created, is nevertheless ‘the gift of human life,’ that a woman should ‘accept what God has given to you,’ and that the ‘right’ thing to do is to carry the pregnancy to term.” [The Boston Globe, 8/24/12]

Santorum Suggested Doctors Who Performed Abortions On Rape Victims Should Be Jailed.

According to Cnn Wire, “Former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum suggested doctors who perform an abortion on a woman who becomes pregnant from an attack should be thrown in jail and this year suggested rape victims who become pregnant from an attack should be forced to keep the baby and ‘make the best out of a bad situation.’” [CNN Wire, 8/21/12]

Santorum Suggested Rape Victims Should “Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation.”

During a January 20, 2012, interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, Santorum said “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.” [CNN, 1/20/12]