Speaker Pelosi: contraception is good for the economy
Catholic World News - January 26, 2009
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has made the novel argument that federal expenditures on birth control will spark the American economy. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC television, Pelosi, who is a Catholic, explained that increased spending on contraception "will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government"-- thereby implying that children are a burden to taxpayers. When Stephanopoulos asked the Speaker whether she was comfortable with that argument, she replied: "No apologies.
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