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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Do Right-Wing Groups Support Outlawing Contraception?

A Jan. 27 article by Josiah Ryan and Susan Jones is ostensibly about how right-wing activist groups are criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "for saying that taxpayer money for contraception would save the states money," but Ryan and Jones bury the lead: The people they quote apparently want to outlaw all contraception completely and force women to carry all pregnancies to term. From the article:

"At a time of financial crisis, Nancy Pelosi's solution is to kill future taxpayers," said the American Life League.


“In other words, children are a burden to the economy, and Pelosi believes it's the government's responsibility to eliminate them,” said the Family Research Council.


"Pelosi has described herself as 'an ardent, practicing Catholic,'” the American Life League said in its news release.
“’But ardent, practicing Catholics do not treat destruction of human beings and human dignity as an economic stimulus plan. They do not see the death of countless preborn Americans through the use of abortifacient birth control as an opportunity to 'reduce state costs.'" 

As we've previously noted, the American Life League is anti-contraception. And based on its statement here, it appears that the Family Research Council is as well.

Isn't the real story how right-wingers such as FRC and ALL apparently want to outlaw contraception and force women to carry pregnancies to term -- and even perhaps force women to get pregnant? It's too bad Ryan and Jones missed the scoop here.

After all, that's a much more logical, and factually supported, conclusion than asserting that Pelosi is out to "kill future taxpayers."

Posted by Terry K. at 2:31 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 5:31 PM EST

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