Ho Sit Down: Rick Santorum Says Obamacare Is ‘A Sin’ In The Catholic Church

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Rick Santorum Calls Obamacare A Sin

Former GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has found his way back into the limelight…….and he’s talking more of the same nonsense that he was earlier this year.

Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum seized the opportunity at an Ohio campaign event for Mitt Romney on Wednesday to warn Catholics that supporting Obamacare is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic church.

“We have a president who, for the first time in American history, is directly assaulting the First Amendment and freedom of religion,” Santorum said, referring to the provision in Obamacare that requires most employers to offer insurance plans that cover contraception. “He is going to tell you what to do in the practice of your faith. He is forcing business people right now to do things that are against their conscience, that they will have to — if you’re a Catholic — you’ll have to go to confession … to confess that you are complying with a government program that is a sin in the Catholic church.”

The argument that President Barack Obama is forcing Catholics to violate their faith by paying for birth control, a common Republican talking point, is problematic. Data shows that 98 percent of Catholic women who have had sex and are of child-bearing age have used an artificial method of contraception that is against the teachings of the church. Mitt Romney enforced a nearly identical contraception mandate in Massachusetts. He supported requiring Catholic hospitals to dispense emergency contraception — which the church believes counts as abortion — to rape victims.

Somebody get salty Santorum a chair……….because he needs to have a seat.

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