STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?Or, as some used to say: Lebensunwertes Leben.
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.
UPDATE: "Brilliant. No People = No Costs!"
UPDATE II: Don Surber:
Stephanopoulos could have pointed out that the reason the health costs for kids are rising is that Pelosi just led the charge to expand SCHIP to cover families of 4 that have incomes of more than $80,000 a year.Right. On the one hand, liberals insist on ever-expanding entitlements "for the children." On the other hand, they insist on pushing birth control to reduce the Baby Menace. Pelosi is one of those alleged Catholics whose politics are 180 degrees out of phase with her own church.
UPDATE III: Ed Morrissey asks: Cui bono?
UPDATE IV: Drew M. at AOSHQ:
And by the way, why does 'family planning' cost so much? As many morons can attest to, not having sex is pretty damn inexpensive.Yeah, rich guys get all the good stuff.
UPDATE V: Michelle Malkin: "Up next: Emergency funding for suicide manuals and euthanasia education."