PELOSI SAYS BIRTH CONTROL WILL HELP ECONOMY
Sun Jan 25 2009 22:13:43
ET Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi boldly defended a move to add birth control funding to the new economic "stimulus" package, claiming "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."
Pelosi, the mother of 5 children and 6 grandchildren, who once said, "Nothing in my life will ever, ever compare to being a mom," seemed to imply babies are somehow a burden on the treasury. The revelation came during an exchange Sunday morning on ABC’s This Week.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?
PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?
PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.
***Following is Madam Speaker’s own words regarding this brilliance (video courtesy of You Tube):
Madam Speaker, with all due respect, have you lost your mind?
Firstly, as a fellow Catholic, I am surprised that you would suggest something that is against our Church teachings… but, then again, Nanc, excuse me, I mean, Madam Speaker, this isn’t the first time you’ve openly rebelled against the church…
But, apart from your basic arrogance, Madam Speaker, where have your basic maternal skills gone? Are we to really take you seriously?
C’mon, somebody help me out here… is this really our America?
Publisher's Note: President Barack Obama has promised Planned Parenthood that one of his top priorities as President will be to sign the “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA) into law.
• FOCA would eliminate every restriction on abortion nationwide.
• FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial-birth abortion, and on all other protections.
• FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.
• FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and health-care facilities to perform abortions.
Barack Obama believes this legislation will “end the culture wars.” To him, “ending the culture wars” means eradicating every state and federal law on abortion—laws the majority of Americans support.
Together, we can help stop FOCA. Visit www.FightFOCA.com and join the almost 600,000 people who have signed the online Fight FOCA petition so far. It’s up to us to save our babies!
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