The Eww Factor: Rick Santorum’s Wife Dated Abortion Doc 40 Years Her Senior Who Delivered Her
It’s emerging that devout “Christian” Karen “The gays are deviling my husband” Santorum has a debauched past worthy of a National Enquirer Special Edition as details have come forward that in her “past heathen life” Karen lived with an abortion doctor who was not just 40 years older than her but was also the Dr. that delivered her!
Mrs. Santorum, 51, apparently wasn’t always committed to the cause. In fact, her live-in partner through most of her 20s was Tom Allen, a Pittsburgh obstetrician and abortion provider 40 years older than she, who remains an outspoken crusader for reproductive rights and liberal ideals. Dr. Allen has known Mrs. Santorum, born Karen Garver, her entire life: he delivered her in 1960.
“Karen was a lovely girl, very intelligent and sweet,” says Allen, who at 92 uses a walker but retains a sly smile. A wine aficionado who frequented the Pittsburgh Symphony and was active in the local chapter of the ACLU, he lives with his wife of 16 years, Judi—they started dating in 1989, soon after he and Garver split—in the same large detached row house where he lived with the woman who would become Santorum’s wife.
He and Garver also lived for several years in another house a few blocks away. “Karen had no problems with what I did for a living,” says Allen, who helped start one of the first hospital-sanctioned abortion clinics in Pennsylvania. “We never really discussed it.” (The Santorum campaign did not return repeated requests for comment on the relationship.)
What IS it with these “family values” Republicans? Look closer at any of their actual families, and they’re all located somewhere between Jerry Springer and “Geek Love.”
As for Karen and the Doctor Tom who delivered her it must have been “love at first sight”