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Reproductive Choice

Look who is speaking up against laws that limit reproductive choice now! Would you believe the leaders of the GOP?


"This is simply someone trying to impose their values on somebody else, with the arm of the government doing so. That should offend everybody, people of faith and no faith that the government could get on a roll that is that aggressive." - Rick Santorum

"This is a tremendous infringement of religious liberty," "Every time you turn around the secular government is shrinking the rights of religious institutions in America." - Newt Gingrich on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"This mandate is an unconscionable intrusion on religious liberty and undermines the constitutional rights of millions of Americans with deeply held beliefs." - Michigan's Bill Schuette

"This is about religious freedom, and anything short of a full exemption is no compromise. ...The backlash surrounding the White House's decision to force religious institutions to act against their beliefs lays that fundamental fact that the President's health law is unconstitutional to its very core." -Orrin Hatch

"[I] will eliminate the Obama administration rule that compels religious institutions to violate the tenets of their own faith." - Mitt Romney

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich make the strongest cases for choice by pointing out that the government should not infringe liberty by allowing one group to impose their values on others. Even the others admit that religious liberty demands choice. The GOP leaders have spoken quite strongly in favor of reproductive choice. In the future they may need reminders how strongly the stated they favor choice, religious liberty, and allowing institutions to operate according to their own religious beliefs. We may need to remind them that they stated that the Constitution guarantees reproductive choice.