Rick Santorum, just zip your mouth!

Paulie Brading

The war on woman is getting uglier and uglier. The Virginia vaginal penetration ultra sound vote was postponed for another day. Yep, the Va.Republican bill would make it a requirement for women seeking abortions to first be penetrated with a vaginal ultrasound probe. A thousand women stood in silence to protest this government required invasion into their vagina. The vote should take place tomorrow. Talk about big government inserting itself literally into a woman's legal choice.

What really grabbed my attention was this statement uttered by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Sunday. "Amniocentesis does, in fact result more often than not in this country in abortions," Santorum said, "that is a fact." Rick Santorum is against requiring health insurance to cover prenatal screenings? Prenatal care causes more abortions? Huh?

A mother doesn't need to be tested for Rh factor, anemia, sexually transmitted infections, or signs that the mother is immune to rubella and chicken pox? Santorum doesn't think checking for down syndrome, cistic fibrosis or spinal bifida or Group B strepttococcus is necessary?

The Mayo clinic website states a second trimester amniocentesis carries a slight risk for a miscarrage between 1-500. Is a miscarriage an abortion Mr. Santorum. Do tell.

This invasion of the Republican body snatchers is going to drive the vast majority of women to vote Democratic in the 2012 elections if they have not decided to already.

The Republicans complain about government intrusiveness. Getting between a woman, her baby and her doctor or sticking an ultrasound wand into a woman's vagina is ok? Here's to wanted healthy babies. And you Mr. Santorum, need to zip your mouth.

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    Actually I am hoping that Santorum will unzip his mouth even more, because he represents the mainstream of the GOP, who wants the govt. to control everything about your personal life, your health care, your sex life, ...your marriage...., your religious choices, everything! By all means keep writing about him. He's the man from the Vatican, sends his kids to Opus Dei schools, he's a figure from a Dan Brown novel.

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      What I don't get is the talking points we hear from these same people of there's "too much gobmint" in our lives. But it's okay to mandate marriage, birth control, etc.?

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    As I said on another site, interesting that when JFK ran for president, some were afraid the Pope would have too much influence. Looks like they were right. A few decades late, but right.

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    Lea, you are not alone in that thought. The Protestants were worried about JFK. Rickie is the real Vatican Manchurian candidate: http://obamadiary.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/pope-or-president.jpg?w=655

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    To show the unbelievable, comical lengths that male gender has been venerated in Catholicism, but now that ritual has been snipped off: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/faithbased/2006/12/for_shame.html

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