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Santorum Repackages Most Extreme Social Policies To Pander To Iowa Voters

By Igor Volsky  

"Santorum Repackages Most Extreme Social Policies To Pander To Iowa Voters"

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Rick Santorum kicks off a series of speeches on “cultural” and “moral policy” in Iowa today, in what looks like a desperate attempt to stake out the most extreme positions on every social issue he can think of. The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin has this preview of his 16 policy initiatives:

– Calling on Congress to abolish the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals;

– Advocating for a personhood amendment to the Constitution;

– Calling on Congress to reinstitute the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy; and

– Executive orders to reinstitute the Mexico City policy to stop taxpayer funding or promotion of abortion overseas and to repeal Clinton-era Title X family planning regulations.

– He also promises to direct the Department of Health and Human Services to restore the separation of Title X family planning from abortion practices and restore a ban on referrals for abortion.

– Finally, he will pledge to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court.

Well, that about covers it. We’ll keep an eye out as he delivers the first address at Urbandale, Iowa this morning in hopes of hearing more about “the dangers of contraception in this country.

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