Monday, January 26, 2009

Nanci Pelosi: Birth Control And Abortions Are Part Of The Bailout

At a time when crisis spending on essential services and little else should be included in any of my tax dollars-built bailout solution(?), Nancy "Stretch" Pelosi snarls back at Stephanaplolous on yesterday's This Week when he asked her about the House Democrats' efforts to include family planning funding in the economic stimulus package being used to stave off the same thing that's causing the UK to possibly declare bankruptcy, and the world's markets to plunge in a perfect storm of economic collapse.

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. (source)

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