Fresh off of his contentious debate about abortion with the women of "The View," presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson touted traditional families on Wednesday, saying that "intact traditional families with traditional intact values do much better in terms of raising children."
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon running for the Republican nomination, made the statement after radio host David Webb said that single-parent birthrates are an "epidemic" and asked the candidate how the issue should be addressed.
"Well, the first thing we have to do is be able to talk about it. We've got to stop paying attention to the PC police who say every lifestyle is exactly of the same value," Carson said. "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."
Ben Carson, Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, speaks during The Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, July 18, 2015. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
He said that it's important to "stop pretending that everything is of equal value," before going on to repeat a statement that he made on "The View" about young women who have "babies out of wedlock."
"Most of the time their education ends with that first baby," Carson said. "Those babies are four times as likely to grow up in poverty, end up in the penal system or the welfare system. I'm not making this stuff up."
Listen to Carson discuss the family below: