Santorum: Time to Ban Pornography
Candidate cites 'pandemic' of obscenity
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 16, 2012 11:57 AM CDT
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum attends a town meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.   (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)

(Newser) – Forget bird flu. There's already a "pandemic" sweeping America: It's called pornography, Rick Santorum says. "Pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships. It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking." As president, he'd appoint an attorney general who would ban "illegal obscene" content, he declares on his website. "While the Obama Department of Justice seems to favor pornographers over children and families, that will change under a Santorum Administration."

Observers are weighing in on his comments, notes Yahoo News. The Daily Caller talks to a law professor who thinks Santorum could be successful. Others are more skeptical. "Looks like he's found time in his busy schedule of condemning 'radical' women for working outside the home and using birth control and now is turning his hot, penetrating gaze to manfolk-bizness," writes Rebecca Schoenkopf at Wonkette.