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Liberals Make Showering 'Uncomfortable for Students' at YMCA, Claims Rick Santorum (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was recently given the 2013 William Wilberforce Award by Students for Life, an anti-abortion group.

William Wilberforce was one of the main slavery abolitionists in England during the early 1800s.

Many pro-life groups have co-opted Wilberforce in their current opposition to abortion.

Santorum, who may run again for president in 2016, opposes abortion and supports states banning birth control, reported ABC News.

In his acceptance speech, Santorum told Students for Life that liberals are successful in societal changes because "they simply won’t give up" and even "make it uncomfortable" for students to take showers, noted RightWingWatch.org.

“You see, what the left does, what the pro-choice movement does is they just don’t focus on their little issue, they focus on everything they do and every aspect of their life. They make it uncomfortable for students who come to Austin to shower at a young men’s Christian association YMCA gym," claimed Santorum (video below).

“Because they live it. They’re passionate. They’re willing to do and say uncomfortable things in mixed company. They’re willing to make the sacrifice at their business because they care enough… They simply won’t give up. We have the truth and we give up! We have righteousness and we give up because it’s unpopular!”

Last month, FoxNews.com reported that an Austin, Texas YMCA banned Students for Life.

Apparently, members of Students for Life wore their anti-abortion T-shirts into the YMCA, which didn't go over well with some members and staff.

According to KVUE-TV, the YMCA said in a statement: “We strive to create an atmosphere that is welcoming to all, where people of all backgrounds are comfortable. That’s what we were striving to do in accommodating the Students for Life group who were in need of a place to shower. Unfortunately, in this instance, it caused the political debate to come into the Y.”

Source: RightWingWatch.org, KVUE-TV, FoxNews.com, ABC News