It seems as though the past is coming back to haunt Rick Santorum. The current hot-button political topic is contraception, which may have led Buzzfeed to rummage through the archives of Santorum statements and dig out his brutally conservative comments in an interview on NBC's Meet the Press last June.

When asked if abortion was acceptable in the case of rape or incest, Santorum replied: I believe that life begins at conception and that that life should be guaranteed under the constitution. He described the act of performing an abortion as taking a life and that doctors who partake in such should be prosecuted.

Santorum added, I believe that any doctor that performs an abortion ... I would advocate that any doctor should be criminally charged for doing so.

See the interview below: