Monday, January 26, 2009

It's Time We Got Rid of All Those Burdensome Children!

On ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos, Nancy Pelosi admitted a lot in the following exchange:

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.

So, children are a burden to society, as far as Pelosi is concerned. Specifically, they are a burden to government, and Pelosi considers the government and the economy the same (how else does what she says make sense?). I guess if you want to help out the economy, you should do your civic duty and get an abortion. Have to get rid of all those burdens on society. This is typical Leftist thinking -- if you don't fit into the system, we have to get rid of you.

Of course, her plan won't do anything about the immediate economy. Further, eliminating parts of a system do not necessarily improve the system or make it grow. In fact, it is more likely to reduce the complexity of the overall system over time. Of course, by putting it in these terms, many on the Left would accuse me of dehumanization. But it is they who, in advocating the elimination of potential children, who are dehumanizing. Anti-life is anti-growth at any level.


John said...

If they really want to reduce the number of people who are a burden to the taxpayer, they should cut welfare, not hand out contraception to people who have no incentive to use it.

Troy Camplin said...

NOw, John, don't be silly. You know there's no power in that.