Santorum Blames Abortions for Social Security Trouble
If aborted babies were alive and working, it would be on better footing
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2011 3:46 PM CDT
Former Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event earlier this month.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Social Security's shaky financial picture is common political territory, but Rick Santorum has a distinctive take on how to help fix it: Abolish abortion. Salon takes note of a Santorum appearance on New Hampshire radio station WEZS in which the conservative former senator and potential GOP candidate links the two subjects in response to a caller's question:

"The Social Security system in my opinion is a flawed design, period," said Santorum. "But, having said that, the design would work a lot better if we had stable demographic trends. ... The reason Social Security is in big trouble is we don't have enough workers to support the retirees. Well, a third of all the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion, because one in three pregnancies end in abortion." Click for why this might play well in Iowa, but not necessarily to the GOP's overall benefit.
 

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