Pelosi: Birth Control Boosts the Economy

January 26, 2009

From CMR:

Your favorite grandmother Nancy Pelosi defended the inclusion of millions of dollars being spent on birth control in Obama’s new economic “stimulus” package by claiming “contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.”

So that’s what you are folks. You are a cost to the state and federal government. You are not a product of love, an immortal being with a soul. You are the product of a cost/benefit analysis.

Here’s the exact exchange on ABC’s THIS WEEK. (H/T Drudge)

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.

Now this just might explain why Obama and Pelosi are so vehemently pro-abortion. It’s because they’re so worried about the economy.

But here’s the thing. Most people are not a drain on the economy. In fact, middle class and wealthy people put far more dollars into the federal government than they receive. So when Nancy Pelosi is talking about people who sap the Treasury she’s talking about poor people.

And rich people can afford their own contraception. Poor people ostensibly can’t. So what Nancy Pelosi is really saying here is the federal government must give out contraception in order to prevent poor people from reproducing because they’re a drain on the economy.

Margaret Sanger would be so proud.


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