The forces rearranging the family are as diverse as globalization and the pill.
But Rick Santorum is supposedly radically on the margins of society for ever expressing his view that it has done harm to women and men and the family?
We are told that the Right has forced a debate on contraception, when it is the media-aided White House and Democratic party (thank you for Democrats like Dan Lipinski in the House and Ben Nelson in the Senate who are fighting against it) that has forced this issue by telling the Catholic Church its teachings on sexual morality are not welcome in America. The government knows best, and you will submit or be penalized.
The irony, of course, is that President Rick Santorum would not approach the government that way. What is the outrageous view he expressed, according to his critics? As president, he would talk about the downsides of contraception. TALK. Not legislate. Not mandate. Simply use his soapbox to try to persuade a time or again, perhaps. How radical. He would continue to share his views when appropriate.
As the Obama administration tells us we can’t actually believe what we say we do, not operationally, not outside of the fall walls of a church on Sundays. Who exactly is the radical here?