Roundup: Santorum: Blame Social Security Woes on Abortion

Beth Saunders

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.

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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