Santorum Abortion Remark Spurs Incomplete Discussion

So, Rick Santorum is one of the many would-be candidates enmeshed in an interminable prelude to a preview to an announcement of an exploration of maybe running for president one day. You know, he’s “staffing up” — wink, wink! — in New Hamp…

So, Rick Santorum is one of the many would-be candidates enmeshed in an interminable prelude to a preview to an announcement of an exploration of maybe running for president one day. You know, he’s “staffing up” — wink, wink! — in New Hampshire, and junk, and so people have to make the bare minimum of accommodation to “taking him seriously” even though we can all throw money down on the table in the space marked, “This guy will never ever be president.”

As a result, comments he recently made about abortion, which would normally go directly to the ether of “Stuff Political Has-Beens Like,” became “a thing.” Here, for the purposes of recollection, is the Stuff that became a Thing:

“For decades certain human beings were wrongly treated as property and denied liberty in America because they were not considered persons under the constitution. Today other human beings, the unborn of all races, are also wrongly treated as property and denied the right to life for the same reason; because they are not considered persons under the constitution. I am disappointed that President Obama, who rightfully fights for civil rights, refuses to recognize the civil rights of the unborn in this country.”

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