"Conservative Catholic Grandmother"™ Pelosi Says Birth Control a Boon for the Economy [UPDATED]
Matthew Archbold reports:
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?Now this just might explain why Obama and Pelosi are so vehemently pro-abortion. It's because they're so worried about the economy.
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.
Video (Hat tip: American Papist):
You just knew Bill Donohue wasn't going to let this slide (hat tip: again, American Papist):
“Looks like the Democrats have abortion and contraception on the brain. Last week, President Barack Obama lifted restrictions on federal funds being used to promote and perform abortions overseas. Now we have Pelosi arguing that the way to balance the budget is not by cutting expenditures, but by cutting kids. Her comment matches up well with what Obama said during the presidential campaign about comprehensive sex education: speaking of his own daughters, he said that ‘if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.’ (My emphasis.)Meanwhile, the sound of crickets chirping could be heard emanating forth from the chancery offices of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
“We have reached a new low when high-ranking public office holders in the federal government cast children as the enemy. But at least it explains their enthusiasm for abortion-on-demand.”
Catholic Mom responds with "Economics (Eugenics): Nancy Pelosi Style".
An example of why Don McClarey is one of my favorite bloggers/commenters:
Pelosi and Biden combined would not have enough intelligence to make a half-wit. Astonishing that these two jokes are what the public will think of during the next four years when they think of Catholic politicians in Washington.
For the Greater Glory: "The Pelosi Revolution".
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
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LA Times Columnist Lies to Cover for Pelosi
Obama Camp to Speaker Pelosi: "Shut Up, Already!
"The Follow-Up Question Brokaw Should've Asked
Pelosi: St. Augustine Agrees With Me - That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It [UPDATED]
Archbishop Chaput on Speaker Pelosi: "On the Separation of Sense and State" [UPDATED]
Biblical Scholars Challenge Pelosi's "Scripture" Quote
"Conservative Catholic Grandmother" Pelosi Defends Removal of "God" from Flag Certificates
President Bush to Veto Stem Cell Bill
Never Mind Church Teaching, Catholic Nancy Pelosi Says ESCR "a Gift of God"
"Anti-Catholic" Pelosi Accused of Promoting "Culture of Death"
Pelosi Sings Praises of Embryo Destruction
Bishop Vasa on Nancy Pelosi: It's "Categorically Impossible" to be Catholic and Hold Abortion is "Just a Choice"
Worth a Thousand Words
Nancy Pelosi: "My Family is Very Pro-Life"
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Archbishop Wuerl's Stand on Lawmakers Who Back Abortion Angers Some Conservative Catholics
NARAL Pro-Choice America Salutes Nancy Pelosi on Her Inauguration as Speaker of the House
More on Speaker Pelosi at Open Book
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American Life League's Judie Brown: Pro-Abortion Pelosi Insults Catholic Faith