Obviously, this blog is mostly about abortion - but what many people don't realize (including, it seems, many people on The Hill) is that contraception leads directly to abortion. This is something which is explored in Humanae Vitae (a papal encyclical) but let me break it down for you if you are on your lunch break;
i) A lot of contraception is actually abortifaciant - so, leads to abortion right there
ii) Even when correctly used, contraception has a failure rate - and the two people already entered into sexual congress with each other thinking "I definitely don't want to have a child". Oh, look - the lady is pregnant! Now what do we do? Slice and dice and suck the baby out of the womb, I think! Leads to abortion there.
iii) Contraception creates a mentality which is wholly wrong - namely, that sex and conception are divorced from each other. And this leads to a world where people are surprised that women get pregnant after sex! Pregnancy becomes not a natural consequence of an action, but is looked at almost as some sort of disease or illness. And so people want to "cure" the problem.
Contraception leads to more things, too (divorce, breakdown of the family, violence against women, pornography, sexualization of our culture etc. etc.) Check out the encyclical.
ANYWAY - today's wonderful blog post! Sen. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has now come out with the superb idea (note sarcasm) of stimulating the economy by encouraging contraception and "family planning". Hey, I only just noticed something - you can call genocide "family planning" and no-one minds. Man, Hitler should have thought of that!
Oh, wait - he did.
Anyway (how many times can I use "anyway" to get back on topic?) Sen. Pelosi has said that stopping babies being born will be good, because - get this - babies cost money. They cost the money earned and generated and made by adult workers, so let's not have babies. Because, as all men of learning know, babies never grow up to be adult workers.
Do we see the flaw in this argument?
Anyway (three) here is the great video we made about it;
Funny as this video is, it address a VERY serious issue. Abortion and contraception kill future workers, customers and all those wonderful things that keep capitalism going! When I studied economics under Andrew Lagdon (who I guess must have retired by now) back in the 1990s I was taught that there were FOUR things which capitalism needed to function;
i) Capital - that is, MONEY! $$$$$$$$$ The Greenback! Ol' Mighty Dolla!
ii) Land - that is, raw materials (so, iron ore, coal, oil, fish - stuff like that)
iii) Entrepreneurs - that is, clever guys and girls with a cool idea and the go-get-'em attitude to go-get-it. So, Richard Branson, Donald Trump, etc.
iv) LABOR - that is, the workers. PEOPLE. Human beings, Nancy! Those squishy pink things!
You can't just rip a quarter of the system out and hope it to work! You NEED labor or capitalism collapses! Sheesh, look at the Commies - they survived with virtually no raw materials or money because they had PEOPLE! The Soviets and the Chinese Communists - managed to eke along because they had loads of people!
And you want to contracept and abort them, Nancy?
I don't know if Sen. Pelosi is actually personally opposed or not - but I do know that she claims to want to help the economy. And what she is suggesting here is not only morally abhorrent, but is economic suicide!
For more information on this subject, check out our video "The Cost of Abortion" available on the Premium Channel of RealCatholicTV.com under the "Spotlight" section. If you have not already got a premium account, you can subscribe today for only $10 a month!
Kill your future workers. Wow, that's a good one. Did you think of that all yourself? Next time, maybe talk to an economist, Senator. There is a reason they don't decide who they are by voting - they have skills.