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Rick Santorum Has Been Making Questionable Statements About Dutch Assisted Suicide Since 2009

Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has been making the rounds in the Netherlands virally. In an interview earlier this month, Santorum used outdated and exaggerated statistics to make factually inaccurate claims about assisted suicide in the Netherlands, sparking outrage in the lowland country. But a 2009 speech the Arizona Republican party, unearthed by BuzzFeed, shows Santorum has been making the claims for years, using as it part of his pitch to stop health care reform and the degradation of American values.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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