Roundup: Santorum: Blame Social Security Woes on Abortion


FDA may allow generic form of preterm labor drug despite exclusivity agreement, Rick Santorum blames abortion for Social Security problems, and Iowa wants to ban Medicaid funding for abortions in cases of rape and incest – even though they don’t pay for any.

  • The FDA recently approved exclusive rights for KV Pharmaceuticals to manufacture a drug to prevent premature labor – and they jacked the price up from $20 dose to $1500. But now the FDA is saying, on the condition of anonymity, that they won’t prosecute doctors who prescribe and pharmacists who fill compound versions of the drug. KV Pharmaceuticals had originally sent “cease-and-desist letters to compounding pharmacies, saying the FDA would take action against them if they continued to synthesize the drug.”
  • Rick Santorum says that the reason Social Security is having so many problems is because of abortion.

    The social security system in my opinion is a flawed design, period. 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.

    Also, if you just have a couple of kids, it’s your fault too. Santorum also said, “We have seven children, so we’re doing our part to fund the Social Security system.” 

  • Iowa is looking to ban Medicaid-funded abortions in cases of rape or incest. Why, you ask? Has the state paid for too many of these cases? No, in fact Iowa has paid for ZERO abortions in rape or incest cases since 2005. The state could potentially lose billions in federal Medicaid reimbursements for not following federal requirements, although South Dakota has the same regulations and has not been penalized by the government.

Mar 29

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  • chelley

    Hey rick,

    are you for real,  and can i stop laughing now.  this country cant feed the children we have, you want 40,000 more starving children , per year so they can contribute to ss.   

             i honestly dont  know whether to laugh, cry or just live in shame, that you sir, reside in MY country.

  • forced-birth-rape

    “Santorum also said, “We have seven children, so we’re doing our part to fund the Social Security system.”

    NO! His wifes body and vagina did everything, the little shit man did not do anything, the stupid vile republican creep!

    Womens and little girls vaginas do not owe pimps anything, just like they do not owe the state or republicans anything. Republicans and christians do not respect or care any more for women and little girls then pimps do.

  • forced-birth-rape

    “and Iowa wants to ban Medicaid funding for abortions in cases of rape and incest – even though they don’t pay for any.”

    I was sexualy abused as a little girl, and what I have learned from the christians and republicans is that they do not give a tiny damn about raped women, and raped little girls.

    They just “LOVE” to capitalize of pregnancy that came by way of rape. They are having a love affair with rape.

    Republicans are just christian-taliban, women and little girl tortures.

  • saltyc

    Then the obvious solution is to open the borders and legalize more immigrants, duh. Triple duh. Painless solution.

  • littleblue

    I think Santorum has his stats wrong.  I just checked the Guttmacher Institute’s page on abortion and it indicates a third of women will have an abortion in their lifetimes.  That doesn’t match his clams that a third of all potential births have been aborted.

  • crowepps

    Santorum is Catholic.  He’s probably including all the births that would have happened if women weren’t on the pill.  If you’re ProLife and your “cause is good” then you get to just make stuff up.

  • cycles

    In essence, Santorum is proposing a pyramid scheme for future generations to support : as long as the population keeps increasing, there will be enough working people contributing to Social Security to support the existing retired generation. What’s the problem?*

     

    * Statistical note: I’m assuming that God will create a second, third, etc. Earth to sustain a population that continues to increase constantly and dramatically in perpetuity. Or maybe humans can colonize other planets like they did in that show Battlestar Galactica, which I can tell from having watched the first 5 minutes of the pilot is about a series of perfect green planets containing trillions of happy people, particularly that one lovely blonde lady.