In the brave new world of the Obama Administration it seems that children have been reduced to economic units that must be managed like any other commodity. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has taken the position that the hundreds of millions of dollars for contraception contained in the “stimulus” package is good for the economy because children cost money. (Besides, we have all the illegal alien workers we need) What’s changed in America when children are considered liabilities that require government regulation? If ever the case was to be made that we’ve made a societal sojourn from citizens to employees of Obama’s America its clear in the caviler attitude of the democrat speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi.
Consider the following from the Drudge Report:
PELOSI SAYS BIRTH CONTROL WILL HELP ECONOMY
Sun Jan 25 2009 22:13:43 ETSpeaker 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. Developing…