Tell Rick Santorum: Single Mothers Aren't "Breeding More Criminals"

During his 1994 campaign for a seat on the Pennsylvania Senate, current Republican GOP hopeful Rick Santorum dared to blame single mothers for the downfall of American society and accused an entire community of "simply breeding more criminals."

"Most people agree a continuation of the current [welfare] system will be the ruination of this country. We are seeing it. We are seeing the fabric of this country fall apart, and it's falling apart because of single moms," he said at a town hall in Clairton, Pennsylvania. 

These atrocious and misogynistic allegations were a foundation in Santorum's 1996 welfare reform legislation that denied women benefits if they could not identify their child's father. 

"What we have is moms raising children in single-parent households simply breeding more criminals," Santorum said. 

Tell Santorum: Apologize and address ludicrous comments made about single mothers!

We the undersigned are outraged by your 1994 comments concerning single mothers. 

Single mothers are hard-working women who often put their children above all else and should not be treated as a drain to American society.

Their children should also not be labeled as lacking or be stereotyped as future criminals. 

You must apologize and address these absolutely outrageous claims in front of an audience of single mothers and press. 

We thank you for taking our comments and concerns into serious consideration. 

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