More on Santorum and the Dead Fetus

I was wondering exactly how old Rick “Frothy” Santorum’s children were when he and his wife Karen brought their dead fetus home for the other children to meet in 1996.  Their older children were born in 1991, 1993, and 1995, so we’re talking about showing a dead, twenty-week fetus to children who were approximately 5, 3, and 1, and telling them that this is their baby brother.

Also, if you Google “Karen Santorum, abortion,” you get conflicting accounts of whether what she had was really a second-trimester abortion.  She was clearly desperately ill from an infection and at risk of death.  But Rick Santorum doesn’t believe in abortion even to save the life of the mother.  It does seem clear that she agreed to Oxytocin, which gets contractions going.  As a nurse, she had to know that the Oxytocin would push the fetus out and that, at twenty weeks, it couldn’t possibly survive.


Politicians Are Supposed to Kiss Live Babies, Not Bring Home Dead Ones

As Michele Bachmann fades, Rick Santorum is trying to use her decline to improve his own poor standings.  He has said that some of Bachmann’s Iowa staff have approached him about defecting.

But how many Americans know that in 1996, Rick and his wife Karen brought home the body of their son Gabriel, who had died in the hospital two hours after his birth, to meet their living young children and kept the body overnight?  And, when they find out, how many Americans will not be creeped out by this?

The kiss of death in American politics is the “weirdness” factor.  Rick Santorum will never get past this.

I suspect his children will never get past meeting their dead baby brother.  Someone should start a fund for the therapy they will obviously need for the rest of their lives.