First Colmes, now this guy. Is the way Santorum grieved for his dead child really going to be part of the lefty commentariat’s oppo playbook this year? Really? Even after Santorum’s wife was reduced to tears by what Colmes said? If she had aborted the baby a few weeks earlier and let the body be dumped in the trash, these cretins would be marveling at how much more “progressive” she is than her husband. Instead she carried the child to term and the two of them brought the body home for a few hours so that the family could mourn together, and Robinson’s prepared to disqualify him for elected office because of it. Vote Democrat.

Via Peter Wehner, here’s how “weird” this is according to the American Pregnancy Association. Advice to parents of stillborn babies (Santorum’s son was born alive but lived only a few hours):

After the tests are completed, you will usually have the choice to spend time alone with your baby. You can find comfort in looking at, touching, and talking to your baby. Most parents find it helpful to make memories of this precious time that will last a lifetime…

With the loss of your baby, your family members will also grieve. Your baby is someone’s granddaughter, brother, cousin, nephew or sister. It is important for your family members to spend time with the baby. This will help them come to terms with their loss. If you have other children, it is very important to be honest with them about what has happened by using simple and honest explanations. It is your decision whether you would like the children to see the baby. Ask for a Child Life Specialist at the hospital; these are trained professionals who can help you prepare your children for the heartbreaking news, and prepare them to see the baby if you wish.

They suggest bathing the baby, taking photos as a keepsake, or even singing it a lullaby. Go figure that, knowing they’ll have only a precious few hours to share with a lost child, some people want to do what they can to capture the moment. I wonder what Robinson thinks Santorum and his wife should have done instead. Is it a simple matter of venue, i.e. he should have brought his kids to the hospital to see the baby there instead of bringing it to them at home? He did that, I assume, only because he wanted the family to have time together in a normal setting, not an antiseptic obstetrics ward. And yet this personal story, which has zero policy implications but does vividly illustrate Santorum’s belief that dead babies are family members too, somehow has unnerved not one but two pro-choicers to the point where they feel obliged to remark about its “weirdness” on TV. Again, go figure. Click the image to watch.