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Santorum and Romney play to Wisconsin conservatives at their peril

Publié par carmion le 30/03/2012

Michael Finnegan

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — For Republicans, Wisconsin and its embattled governor have come to symbolize the danger of lurching too far to the right in a presidential battleground state. Now, the party's top White House contenders are running the risk of making the same stumble as Tuesday's primary nears.

Rick Santorum has traveled the state railing against Mitt Romney for his healthcare record as governor of Massachusetts, heaping scorn on the requirement that religious institutions cover contraception in their medical plans for employees.

"He put a mandate on Catholic hospitals, under 'Romneycare,' that they had to provide the morning-after pill, which as you know is an abortifacient," Santorum told supporters at a bowling alley here on Lake Winnebago. "He also provided $50 abortions — subsidized abortions. And for low-income individuals, free abortions. Under Romneycare — exactly what President Obama is doing."
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"Santorum and Romney play to Wisconsin conservatives at their peril", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 24/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/santorum-and-romney-play-to-wisconsin-conservatives-at-their-peril