Santorum’s Obsession: As Senator, He Mentioned Abortion 1,014 Times

According to the Sunlight Foundation, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum uttered the word “abortion” 1,014 times during his Senate terms between 1996 and 2007, accounting for 12.2 percent of all Senate mentions. Some of his other favorite words included partial-birth, fetus, and womb. During his Senate tenure, Santorum advocated for a number of bills restricting women’s health rights, including sponsoring an act that criminalized late-term or “partial-birth” abortions.