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Mar302011

Rick Santorum Blames Social Security Problems on 'Abortion Culture'

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Legal abortion is the real reason why Social Security is going bankrupt.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who may seek the GOP nomination for president in 2012, made that charge Tuesday.

Santorum, an ardent abortion foe and one of the most socially conservative Republicans mentioned as a White House hopeful, said, "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." 

He claimed that all the abortions performed since 1973 when the procedure was legalized by the Supreme Court, has led to not enough children being born, children he says would have grown up and gotten jobs and thereby paid taxes to support the entitlement program.

Denouncing the "abortion culture," Santorum suggested you can't blame him and his wife for the problem because, "We have seven children, so we're doing our part to fund the Social Security system."

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