12 February 2012: DC Exile Day 19
A couple of days ago, I discussed the new no-cost birth control mandate. I just read an update from Reuters that President Obama is sticking by his decision despite continued
whining outcry from Catholic bishops and Republicans.
According to the article, Rick Santorum (I’m sure you’ve heard of him by now), responded to Obama’s decision by saying,
They’re forcing religious organizations, either directly or indirectly, to pay for something that they find is a deeply morally wrong thing and this is not what the government should be doing.
Not that logic is ever part of the equation when it comes to debates like this, but the problem is not that religious organizations must pay for something – the problem is that religious organizations and Santorum consider birth control (especially affordable/free birth control) a “deeply morally wrong thing.”
He’s such a pill.