Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum was a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" this evening, and he used the occasion to clarify his stance on contraception, a controversy that overshadowed him throughout his campaign.

"These are my religious beliefs…but I would never impose that on anybody else. I have never voted to stop contraception."

He went on to compare it to cigarettes. "I don't believe in smoking, but I wouldn't vote for any ban on smoking."

Leno then needled him. "So a gay couple smoking, and with contraception, would be the worst thing."

Santorum put his hands up in the air and said, in mock anger, "Oh my God! The worst thing."

Video below.

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