People are risk. Creating people is risky, because they may end up being underprivileged. When this happens, your only choice is to give them welfare.
So here is the logic:
People are going to have sex and you can't stop it.
The result is conception, unless we give them contraceptives.
If they don't use the contraceptives,
the result is babies, unless we abort them.
If they don't have abortions, the result is underprivileged children (unless the Government can intervene in their schools).
If they aren't successful in the schools, these people will just be a burden on our welfare system, thus costing us money.
(That's why gays are so wonderful. They don't produce children).
The Republican viewpoint is that if lazy people have babies who grow up to be lazy that's their problem. As long as they shop at my store.
The Conservative viewpoint is to teach values and correct principles to adults and children (even if those values include self control and personal restraint) so that they can improve their lives and society at large. Helping the impoverished is done with the intent of lifting them up.
Here's the full excerpt on Pelosi from the Drudge Report today
Speaker 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.