Monday, January 26, 2009

Nancy Pelosi: "Birth Control Will Help Economy"

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Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), expressed concern last week that there were hundreds of millions of dollars in the Democrats stimulus package.

He asked, "How does that stimulate the economy?"

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made her explanation yesterday while appearing on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos.

Stephanopoulos asked, "Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?"

Pelosi's answer: "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 federal government."

She added, "We have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy."

One wonders out loud how much of that will go directly or indirectly to perform more abortions. From her view, that too, would "help the economy."

This is a principle that China has used to limit the number of children couples could have, saying if couples had too many children they could not be as productive in the work force and therefore not contribute enough to the economic growth of the country.

I have always believed America was much more than that. Planned Parenthood is not the answer we are looking for.

If we were to follow Pelosi's beliefs, it probably would not be much of a step to also see how much the elderly are costing states and the federal government. Although we may not want to take those steps, because of the downturn in our economy, it would be "moral" and a wise use of our financial resources to invest in the next generation and reduce or eliminate help to those who are non-productive.

The left will push this through, with Pelosi's leadership. While that is concerning, it is even more concerning that some Republicans will line up to support her in the name of "working together--bi-partisanship."

While the economy is urgent--we all agree there is a much greater challenge looming on the horizon of this great country. We have lost our moral compass. We will continue to drift in the sea of relativism and pragmatism until conservatives and people of faith get our act together and elect leadership that is led by principle not mere politics.

God help us.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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