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Santorum backer: aspirin was contraceptive

Published by Tim McNulty on .

Not good news for the Santorum camp this afternoon, when his message to women voters was already being idendified as an anchor on his presidential bid.

Headline-grabbing Santorum SuperPAC supporter Foster Friess told Andrea Mitchell today about using aspirin for birth control -- "gals put it between their knees," he said. From the New Republic:

Foster Friess, the conservative financier behind Rick Santorum's super-PAC, was on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" a few minutes ago. Mitchell asked him whether he was concerned about Santorum's stands on social issues, and their potential to alienate voters. Friess said that he thought the social issues were a distraction, with so many people struggling financially -- which is reasonable enough.

Then he said this:

This contraception thing, my gosh, it's [so] inexpensive. You know, back in my days, they'd use Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly.

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