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Rick Santorum on Planned Parenthood scandal: “How callous are we to human life?”

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On Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum blasted Planned Parenthood and its defenders in Congress during an interview with Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg.

“How low can we go… how cruel is this?” he asked, referencing the Center for Medical Progress’s investigative video featuring a former StemExpress worker discussing witnessing an aborted child’s heart beating, and being asked to cut into his head to remove the brain. “How callous are we to human life, and what’s the effect on the American psyche?”

Santorum asserted that defunding the abortion giant was insufficient, that it “should be prosecuted” as well, noting that “that child was alive; there are laws in place to prosecute these people who are doing these horrific things.”

The federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act requires babies delivered alive during attempted abortions to be given medical care. But as Live Action News covered in 2013, former Attorney General Eric Holder claimed he was unaware of an instance of his office filing charges to prosecute violations of it.

Santorum also condemned “the politicians [who] will stand and defend this and say this is okay” as having “just lost… their entire moral compass.” He questioned how they could “condemn the Nazis for this type of experimentation,” but look the other way when similar acts are performed by “some group that gives lots of money to liberals….”

Santorum has a long record as a leading pro-life elected official, a highlight of which was challenging Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in 1999 to justify her opposition to banning partial-birth abortion by defining a precise line at which she would deem born children worthy of legal protection.

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