Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ignaciophile Nancy Pelosi's Stimulus Package

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.

From The Drudge Report

Last week Fr. Jim McDermott, S.J. an associate editor at America Magazine wrote this while he was live blogging at the inauguration of President Obama for the Jesuit blog In All Things.

"The inauguration ends with the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. I realize it's the first time in about six years that I have been asked to sing the song without feeling as though it's been coopted by a certain ideology. For the first time in a long time, I sing along."

Link (here) to the post entitled, Blogging the Inauguration: Wrap Up

Some further notes:

Nancy at the University of San Francisco (here)

Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul went to Georgetown (here)

1 comment:

Joseph Fromm said...

Just think of all the cars, houses and Christmas presents that the 40 million plus aborted in this country could have purchased.