Matt C. Abbott
January 27, 2009
Yes, Speaker Pelosi, contraceptives do indeed cause drive-by shootings
By Matt C. Abbott

Leave it to "Catholic" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to rationalize the government spending hundreds of millions of dollars on so-called family planning services contraception in particular to help stimulate the economy.

And just who would benefit the most from said portion of President Obama's stimulus plan?

Certainly not families.

Certainly not children.

The abortion industry? The devils at Planned Parenthood? You bet. More blood money for them.

You see, contrary to what the "pro-choice" crowd says, more contraception will never decrease, let alone eliminate, the need for abortion. In fact, several of the contraceptives women use can and do cause very early abortions by preventing implantation. Thus, they are actually abortifacients.

And, morally speaking, contraception is an intrinsic evil. Read Pope Paul VI's Humanae Vitae.

In an article titled "Ethnic Cleansing, Philadelphia-Style," controversial author and social critic E. Michael Jones makes some interesting observations about the role the contraceptive has played in our oh-so-decadent culture:

    '...The last time I spoke here, I talked about how contraceptives caused drive-by shootings, how over the summer of 1965, the regime decided that the contraceptive, not providing jobs for black fathers, was to be the solution to this country's welfare problem and how as a result of this sort of ideological gasoline poured on a social fire, black illegitimacy soared from 20 to over 70 percent. Professor McGreevy's article covers the period from 1928 to 1960, but it is clear that the 'Catholic Problem' did not go away with the election of John F. Kennedy to the presidency. In fact, it only began there in earnest. The demographic surge among Catholics that would come to be known as the baby boom was causing people with an eye for demographics, like the Rockefellers, much concern. In fact, the demographic handwriting was on the wall; the United States was on its way to becoming a Catholic country. But the Enlightenment counterattack was waiting in the wings. Ethnic cleansing can eliminate the political power of people in a particular place by moving them some place else, but it will not provide a long term solution to demographic increase, because as the oppressed group increases, it will also take over the areas it moves into. The long-term solution to the 'Catholic problem' had to blunt their demographic power. The long-term solution to the Catholic problem was the contraceptive.

    'The contraceptive solved the 'Catholic problem' in two ways: First of all, it blunted the demographic surge that the Malthusian liberal Protestant establishment found so alarming. Catholic voters had elected John F. Kennedy in 1960. In Philadelphia at Independence Hall on July 4, 1962, a Catholic president, a Catholic governor of Pennsylvania, and a Catholic mayor of Philadelphia all bowed their heads in prayer as Archbishop Krol invoked God's blessing on what many people still considered a Protestant country. Before long, Catholics were going to elect a president more amenable to the Church than John Kennedy, perhaps someone who had not gone to Harvard and, therefore, less determined to follow their interests. The second way the contraceptive solved the 'Catholic problem' was by dividing the Church into liberal and conservative factions depending on where a particular person stood on contraception. Catholic academe, following the Notre Dame inspired Land o' Lakes statement of 1967 followed the lure of funding and fell completely into the hands of the regime that wanted to weaken the Church by promoting the contraceptive. As Leo Pfeffer makes clear in his memoirs, the contraceptive was also seen as the long-term solution to the race problem as well....'

Additional resources on contraception and abortifacient birth control:

"Contraception Is Not The Answer"

"Contraception: Why Not?"

"Answering Four Common Objections About Contraception and Natural Family Planning"

"Breast Cancer Risk from The Pill"

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Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Media and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He has been interviewed on MSNBC, NPR and WLS-TV in Chicago, and has been quoted in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com.

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