In a January interview with George Stephanopoulos, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that spending hundreds of millions of dollars on family planning services would stimulate the economy. Pelosi said, “Contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.”
The week before Pelosi gave her interview, President Barack Obama lifted restrictions on federal funds being used to promote and perform abortions overseas. Pelosi’s comment matched well with what Obama said during his presidential campaign about comprehensive sex education: speaking of his own daughters, Obama said, “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” (Emphasis added.)
We have reached a new low when high-ranking public office holders cast children as the enemy. But it explains their enthusiasm for abortion-on-demand.