17 January 2012

Family Values

Like all good conservative women, Karen Santorum shacked up with an abortionist prior to meeting her eventual husband:

But Mrs. Santorum, 51, apparently wasn’t always committed to the cause [conservatism]. In fact, her live-in partner through most of her 20s was Tom Allen, a Pittsburgh obstetrician and abortion provider 40 years older than she, who remains an outspoken crusader for reproductive rights and liberal ideals. Dr. Allen has known Mrs. Santorum, born Karen Garver, her entire life: he delivered her in 1960.

Obviously, women can change their minds about thins (and often do—zing!), and Karen Santorum is no exception.  But it is troubling that Santorum is even championed as a conservative candidate when he has apparently selected a wife that had no qualms about a) committing fornication* and b) committing fornication with an abortionist.  Seriously, is it that difficult to find a principled wife?

* This seems to be somewhat ironic in that Santorum has no qualms with violating people’s right to privacy in the course of enforcing certain sexual morals.  I wonder if he opposes heterosexual fornication or only homosexual fornication.

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