Video: One of Senator Rick Santorum’s Proudest Moments Circa 1999

You’ve probably heard Rick Santorum talk about how he led the fight to ban partial birth abortions. I remember it well…In the nineties, Republicans fought tooth and nail to have the repugnant procedure outlawed – only to have President Clinton veto the partial birth abortion ban two times, and for specious reasons. There was no medical justification for this particularly inhumane type of abortion, it was purely elective, yet Dems insisted on putting a provision in the law that would have allowed the procedure in instances where it would protect “the woman’s health” (aka – mental health aka “I’ll be really bummed if I have this baby”) rendering it meaningless. As late as 2007, when the Supreme Court upheld the ban, leftists were still putting the words “Partial Birth” in sneer quotes, as if pro-lifers were making this up.  They saw the ban as an assault on a woman’s right to kill her baby in any gruesome way she might choose.

I’ve always said that President Clinton’s most shameful legacy was  his two vetoes of the partial birth abortion bans. Yes, there was quite a bit of competition for the “most shameful  Clinton Legacy” award, but the partial birth abortion ban vetoes were  especially despicable.

Rick Santorum’s speeches on the Senate floor, on the other hand, were some of  his proudest moments. Here’s one of them:

The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act was finally passed, and signed into law by President Bush in 2003.

6 thoughts on “Video: One of Senator Rick Santorum’s Proudest Moments Circa 1999

  1. Thank you so much for posting this today. I have reblogged this with a link back here. What a terrific argument Senator Santorum gave against the heinous act of partial birth abortion! He was instrumental in getting the bill passed. Now THAT’S a true leader!


  2. Abortion is murder as anyone who has been involved, who is honest with themselves, will admit. But it has become the settled law of the land and the third rail of politics. Nothing will excite the Liberal base more than a crusade for “reproductive rights” – I have personally witnessed it too many times. If I recall correctly, Reagan understood this and did not push the issue beyond a certain point. We must not go beyond it if we hope to bring sanity back to government – or not.


  3. Pingback: ‘Partial-Birth’ Abortion May Kill More Support For Abortion Than Unborn Children « The Neosecularist

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