Jon Stewart mocks Santorum’s hypocrisy in contraception spat

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 0:00 EDT
google plus icon
Jon Stewart Vagina Ideologues screengrab
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

Returning from his vacation, Jon Stewart on Monday analyzed the controversy surrounding new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations on contraceptives.

Catholic bishops have accused Obama of waging a war on religion because of a White House plan to require most insurance plans to cover birth control.

“Yes, we are men of God, that money must not be used for contraception,” Stewart said, mocking the bishops. “That money has been set aside for out of court alter boy settlements and of course some priest relocations.”

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has decried the proposed rule, but the media has simply reported that “many Catholics” are against it.

“Seriously, a firestorm among many Catholics? Or the old dudes who run it?” Stewart then asked.

He went on to mock Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum for complaining that Obama was trying to impose his values on others, playing clips of Santorum calling for the U.S. to implement laws based on Christian doctrines.

“Got it, so in the American system of government, you’re saying we should all be free to live by Christian law,” Stewart said.

Watch video, courtesy of Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.