GOP Candidates Unite Against CNN’s Loaded Birth-Control Question


A predictable politically-motivated question from CNN moderator John King during last night’s GOP debate in Arizona produced equally predictable boos for King, cheers for all four presidential hopefuls, and a response which was unanticipated by CNN as well.

In a blatantly obvious attempt to paint Rick Santorum into a corner, King was booed when he asked the question:

“Since birth control is the latest hot topic, which candidate believes in birth control, and if not, why?” 

Notice the choice of “candidate” vs. “candidates” and the assumption of “not”? Nice try.

Newt Gingrich rushed to answer the question, saying it’s legitimate to question the government’s power to impose activities on any religion that are morally objectionable to that religion.

“But I just want to point out, you did not once in the 2008 campaign – not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide. OK? So let’s be clear here: If we’re going to have a debate about who the extremist is on these issues, it is President Obama who, as a state senator, voted to protect doctors who killed babies who survived the abortion. It is not the Republicans.” (GOP candidates: 15, CNN, love)

Mitt Romney was next:

“I don’t think we’ve seen in the history of this country the kind of attack on religious conscience, religious freedom, religious intolerance that we’ve seen under Barack Obama. Most recently, of course – most recently requiring the Catholic Church to provide for its employees, and its various enterprises, healthcare insurance that would include birth control, sterilization and the morning-after pill. Unbelievable.”

“And he tried to retreat from that, but he retreated in a way that was not appropriate, because these insurance companies now have to provide these same things, and obviously the Catholic Church will end up paying for them.”

“And it’s one of the reasons the people in this country are saying we want to have a president who will stand up and fight for the rights under our Constitution, our first right, which is for freedom of religion.” (GOP candidates: 30, CNN, love)

As the audience cheered, Rick Santorum questioned how the nation can survive “if children are being raised in homes where it’s so much harder to succeed economically.”

“We can have limited government, lower taxes; we hear this all the time: cut spending, limit the government, everything will be fine. No, everything’s not going to be fine. There are bigger problems at stake in America. And someone has got to go out there; I will – and talk about the things.” (GOP candidates: 40, CNN: love)

Ron Paul, an OB-GYN, saying he’s dealt with birth control pills and contraception for a long time, added that the controversy stems from the fact that the government has control of medical care and medical insurance.

“The problem is, the government is getting involved in things it shouldn’t be involved in, especially at the federal level. But sort of along the line of the pills creating immorality, I don’t see it that way. I think the immorality creates the problem of wanting to use the pills. So you don’t blame the pills.” (GOP candidates: game, CNN: owned)

As I’ve written previously, the days of the liberal media receiving a free pass for playing “gotcha” and asking loaded question after loaded question of Republicans – all the while giving Barack Obama and the Democrats a free pass – appear to be coming to an end. Ronald Reagan would be proud, indeed.

At any rate, it was encouraging to see Republicans united against the real “enemy” – to borrow a term from our president. Let’s hope it continues.


Is infanticide post-birth control?

Categories: Abortion, Democratic Party, Liberal Media

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7 replies

  1. The closing query: “Is infanticide post-birth control?” is a throw-away; any student of history knows that leaving newborn girls in the woods is a standard of many times and places. It still happens in places and substituting abortion of girls is now under investigation in the U.K.

    As for the U.S, we’re now reading of plumbers who found a fetus when called to unplug the sewer line…

    Religious believers vs. secularists are in an irreconcilable social battle over the value of human life; the outcome will define society as one with inalienable rights or without any but those politicians are willing to permit. Neither is free; pick the version you prefer; that’s the price you’ll pay.

    Compounding the evil is forcing it onto unwilling subjects, as Obama and his Regressives intend and as His Ratishness here makes clear.

  2. Liberty goes both ways. The government is not our daddy!!!! Women stand up! Men, stand up for women! Do you believe that women are equal to men and have individual choices given to them by the US Constitution? Then support this petition and tell local, state, and federal leaders that women don’t need a governmental daddy, they need health rights! We must protect health rights for every American citizen! If you sign, tell your friends to sign too. This is a very serious matter, as you very well know. I know you are busy but please sign one of them and show the radicals in this country they don’t have the power:

  3. Health Rights? I didn’t go to that link, but I feel fairly certain that I wouldn’t sign it. What the hell are “health rights”?


  1. Fact check: The Conservatives Infanticide attack on President Obama | The League of Aggressive Progressives

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