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Rick Santorum Blames Abortion For Social Security Woes

Rick Santorum Abortion Social Security

First Posted: 03/29/11 11:58 AM ET Updated: 05/29/11 06:12 AM ET

(AP) CONCORD, N.H. — In his latest trip to New Hampshire, Republican Rick Santorum says the Social Security system would be in much better shape if there were fewer abortions.

The former Pennsylvania senator and potential presidential candidate was asked about Social Security during an interview on WESZ-AM radio in Laconia on Tuesday morning.

He says the system has design flaws, but the reason it is in big trouble is that there aren't enough workers to support retirees. He blamed that on what he called the nation's abortion culture. He says that culture, coupled with policies that do not support families, deny America what it needs -- more people.

Santorum has been a frequent visitor to New Hampshire, which holds the earliest presidential primary.

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