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Rick Santorum: Planned Parenthood ‘Not Far’ From Its Origins Of Racism And Eugenics (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Likely Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was a fervent crusader against abortion rights while in the Senate and told reporters on Thursday that he is fully behind congressional Republicans’ push to defund Planned …

WASHINGTON — Likely Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was a fervent crusader against abortion rights while in the Senate and told reporters on Thursday that he is fully behind congressional Republicans’ push to defund Planned Parenthood of America.

The reason for his opposition to the reproductive rights group isn’t just that it offers access to abortion — it’s that Planned Parenthood is motivated, he says, by racism and eugenics.

“I can’t imagine any other organization with its roots as poisonous as the roots of Planned Parenthood getting federal funding of any kind,” said Santorum. “This is an organization that was founded on the eugenics movement, founded on racism. It’s origins are horrific. You can say well, it’s not that anymore. It’s not far from where it was in my opinion in its activities and its motivations.”

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