Rick Santorum and Al Sharpton Clash Over Abortion and Race

Rick Santorum created a firestorm when he made some comments about abortion.  I’ll let Politics Daily fill you in with the details:

In an interview with CNS, a conservative news outlet, Santorum recalled that during his 2008 presidential campaign, then-candidate Obama said determining when human life begins was above his pay grade.

“Just about everything else in the world, he’s willing to have the government do, but he can’t answer that basic question, which is not a debatable issue at all . . . The question is — and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer — is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says no.” (Obama favors abortion rights.)

“Well, if that human life is not a person, then I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, ‘No, we’re going to decide who are people and who are not people.'”

Suddenly a bunch of pro-abortion activists flipped out, particularly because some have linked abortion to some of the social problems facing the black community.  I’ll let Star Parker, a black conservative female, explain:

Personal responsibility is central to a functioning free society. The Roe decision legalizing abortion, enshrining sex for amusement and the illusion of sex without consequences, was a frontal assault on our culture of personal responsibility.

In 1969, three years before Roe v. Wade, 68 percent of Americans said premarital sex is wrong. Today 32 percent say it is wrong.

Removing marriage as the framework for sex and children has produced results that don’t surprise. There have been 50 million abortions since 1973. And we’ve gone from 10 percent of American babies born to unwed mothers in 1970 to 40 percent today.

A black child has a 50 percent chance of being aborted and, if born, a 70 percent chance of living in a single-parent home.

Planned Parenthood, which provides a third of our nation’s abortions, gets $300 million annually from the federal government that it uses to set up in black neighborhoods to perpetuate this dismal reality.

Parker and others have suggest that abortions of black children amount to “genocide” and have even said that “Black Children are an Endangered Species.”

Rick Santorum and Al Sharpton debated this issue on Sean Hannity’s TV show.  I encourage you to check out the videos at these links:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4509942/part-1-santorum-sharpton-clash-over-race-abortion/

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4509943/part-2-santorum-sharpton-clash-over-race-abortion/

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4509939/part-3-santorum-sharpton-clash-over-race-abortion/

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2 responses to “Rick Santorum and Al Sharpton Clash Over Abortion and Race

  1. And just so everyone knows, I think Al Sharpton is a blowhard who has failed to serve in his role as a civil rights leader.

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