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pam

Speaker Pelosi should make her statement a little clearer. Since she had 5 children of her own, she obviously doesn't think all children are a drain on the economy. She should let us know who she is targeting. Margaret Sanger would be very proud.

Anne-France

It does not take a Ph. D in Economics to figure out that Mizzz Pelosi's idea is wrong.

I am afraid most people will approve her ... wholeheartedly. The contraception mentality is so widespread even among Catholics.

And when contraception fails, we know what comes next. After all, we need to feed the present children, don't we?

And when food runs out, what do we do?

Jake

It will be interesting to see what will happen as liberalism collides with itself. Contraception is one of many cases. It is extremely harmful to the environment, scientists are concluding. The millions of contraceptive pills taken are eventually passed into the environment and are wreaking havoc on natural reproduction, including humans.

Patricia

Jake: I don't think the liberals will back down on the contraceptives until it begins to directly affect alot of women who have sons with problems. Maybe as more and more contracepting women have sons who are infertile or not properly developed etc, maybe scientists and the mainstream media will start to do something.
But the fact that the ENTIRE women's rights movement now revolves around the premise that women NEED the pill AND abortion - unless the sky falls in, nothing will be done.

Cristina

Why can't people look over the ocean to what is happening in Europe. We are only steps behind, refusing to learn from other countries' mistakes. Have faith people, those of us who are having children will outnumber those who are not in little over 10 years. The self-detructive mentality of the liberal side is doing exactly that, destroying them from within. They have become their own worst enemy. Let us pray for their conversion and offer up sacrifices for all actively involved in the pro-life movement. The responsibility to rebuild this country will be on our children's shoulders because the liberals will have had no children to help share the burden. Pray for our children's vocations, pray for their endurance, pray for their unbreakable faith to carry them through the future our generation is sadly leading them into.

God bless,
Cristina

God bless,
Cristina

Leanne

The government is already putting in place for how to deal with all those old people... they won't pay for their care or medicine, they will just let them have dignity and die.

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    • From Benedict XVI
      “People have realized that the complete removal of the feminine element from the Christian message is a shortcoming from an anthropological viewpoint. It is theologically and anthropologically important for woman to be at the center of Christianity."
    • Anger and Patrimony (from Donna)
      This is just another of the unintended consequences of the cultural acceptance of contraception and abortion! Men's sexuality has been robbed of its creative essence. It is now viewed as something that imposes a burden on women (when conception happens to occur), something used to control women or something that is purely recreational. Why would men bother?? In taking away their responsibility, we've also robbed them of their significance! In the big picture of humanity, men have been made into nothing more than a nuisance women have to figure out how to control in order to bring about the next generation. Men don't see it as their task to protect the vulnerable because they see themselves as the vulnerable ones. A few well preserved vials of sperm would make men entirely obsolete in the world's ethos today!!
    • Excellent, Dom! (from Teresa)
      That is astounding Robin, and good for you for standing up. At the heart of that matter, I think, is even worse than a gender mixing message. There is an increased sharper and sharper focus on the "self." Solid Catholic teaching returns our focus away from ourselves to Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The original sin, Eve denied her womanhood when she desired to be like "gods." Since the only god she knew was the Father. Where was Adam? He stood impotent... in other words, they were divorced. There's a young girl at Robin's son's high school who was just told that she is the center of the universe and it's a tragic disservice to her.
    • Find the logic (from "me")
      Ditto what Mary said! A lot of high schools have very poor math and science depts, for boys and girls. I also am educated as a chemical engineer, but chose to teach the two years before we had children because its hours were more suited to spending time with children. (I was looking ahead). When it came time and I was pregnant with our first, I realized that I did not want to leave him with someone else, and was able to stay home full time. I am not sure it would have been that easy if we were used to another engineering income and not just a private school teacher income. Also some of my first job offers were out on oil rigs - I had no interest in that at all even though I enjoyed my engineering classes and did well in them. No one discouraged me from an engineering job, on the contrary I got a lot of flack for my decision not to pursue an engineering career.
    • Find the logic (from Mary)
      I've been lurking, but this is one that irritates me. Beats the heck out of me what these "barriers" are. I was educated as a chemical engineer, where 1/3 of our class was women. However, in electrical engineering, only 1 or 2 out of 30 were women. Is it possible that women are Just Not Interested in some areas? Nah, it must be The Man keeping us down so we must legislate (and, I agree -- when they say "legistlate", I hear "quota"). And actually, I have a friend that was also a chemical engineer. When she lost her job, she decided not to go back into engineering and started working from home so she could spend more time with her 3 kids. Also, if nothing else, there are all kinds of incentives for women to enter science and engineering -- scholarships not available to men, guaranteed housing on campuses that do not guarantee housing to the general population, etc. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said that schools in general are not preparing students for the hard sciences. It is truly a sad state of affairs, the lack of science education these days.

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