Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson on Wednesday suggested that not all lifestyles have “the same value” while discussing the importance of “traditional families.”
During an interview on SiriusXM radio, host David Webb asked Carson how to deal with the “epidemic” of “single parent birth rates.”
“We’ve got to stop paying attention to the PC police who say every lifestyle is exactly of the same value,” Carson responded. “No, it’s not of the same value. It is very clear that intact, traditional families with traditional, intact values do much better in terms of raising children. So let’s stop pretending that everything is of equal value.”
“We need to face the fact that when young girls have babies out of wedlock, most of the time their education ends with that first baby,” the retired neurosurgeon continued. “And those babies are four times as likely to grow up in poverty, end up in the penal system or the welfare system. You know, I’m not making this stuff up. That’s well-documented. That’s a problem.”
Carson told Webb that young single mothers need the opportunity to finish their education.
Listen to part of the interview via Sirius XM:
H/t Huffington Post