Sunday, January 25, 2009


Uh.... what? Change you can infanticide? But wait, won't less kids mean less votes for the Totalitarianism Revolution?

From Drudge:

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.


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  1. You have a problem with birth control?

  2. We have no problem with birth control, as such.

    What we do have a problem with is claiming that an economic stimulus package that is supposed to be helpful to the American economy has nothing to do with stimulating the American economy.

    If you can prove to us how funding birth control and abortions will stimulate the economy, then we are all ears.

    I dare you. I triple dog dare you!

  3. Well, how about access to safe and legal medical care that can help women of any age avoid unwanted pregnancies and possibly needing to use more state and federal dollars to bring up that child? An ounce of prevention...

    Motherhood is not a burden, but an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy certainly is.

  4. Leaving aside the merits of the level of government support for family planning (I for one find it odd you can get Viagra covered under Medicare but not birth control pills, but that is another post for another day) one of the aspects about the stimulus plan is more aid from the Federal Govt to State Governments. Given that most states have balanced budget amendments and since most states are facing revenue shortfalls, in the absence of additional federal government funds most states would cut programs/jobs, and would exacerbate the recession. So, part of a stimulus plan is to provide funding to the states keep funding.

    Now, in Kumbaya-land, Congress would grant the money to any state, whether Republican or Democrat, to use as they see fit, because they would figure those closer to the action know what better to spend the money. Alas, we don’t live in Kumbaya-land, we had an election, the Democrats won, so instead they pick the programs they want to support. So, you get funding for family planning clinics. If we had a Republican Congress, we’d probably see more funding for, say, prisons and National Guard bases. I’m not saying one is right and one is wrong, just that they party that wins gets its way, so it ever was and so it shall ever be. I don’t think this bill will be ‘pure’, but then nothing passed by the Republicans was pure either (see “Nowhere, Bridge to”).

  5. This is not simply a pro choice/pro life debate. This is not battle over republican vs democrats. Yes, to the victor goes the spoils, we all know that.

    I am still challenging somehow to explain how this will stimulate the economy.

    This is a Congress and a President who claim they want to eliminate pork barrel projects, end earmarks, be transparent and fix the economy swiftly with specific action that will jolt the American markets.

    This does none of those. They are saying one thing and doing another. Yes, most politicians are the same.

    But Our President campaigned on "hopenchange".

    Where is it?

  6. The stimulus is helping the states spend money on programs the democrats like, like family planning. That is the stimulus. Now, whether that is best bang for buck, etc etc is a different issue.

    I triple-dog-dare you to challenge that back. I also triple dog dare you to tell me what flavor ice cream that icy metal pole in the playground tastes like.