I'm sure some of you have seen or heard the report on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments about birth control funding as part of the stimulus package. From what I hear, $87 billion is to go to "family planning services." Many have pointed out the economic self-destruction that is involved in such thinking. It's pretty obvious that the smaller the next generation is, the fewer producers you have to keep an economy going, especially when you have already borrowed against those future producers with massive debt.
But let this be a lesson to us also regarding what happens when we trust in the government to provide for us. If we get nationalized health care, this is exactly the kind of logic that will be used to justify murder. "We are in debt, so we can't afford to keep providing services for elderly people who have no quality of life. This goes for handicapped people, too. Oh, and while we're at it, we won't pay for the birth of any imperfect babies either, so you'll have to have your pre-natal genetic screening. If your fetus has any abnormalities, we will just pay for you to have an abortion." And so on and so forth.
This tendency is not unique to today or to our government. It has always been a tendency of the powerful to eat up the weak for their own purposes (Ps 94:6). This is why God repeatedly told Israel to defend the widow and the fatherless, precisely those people who did not have the power to defend themselves (Ps 82:3; see this repeatedly in Deuteronomy). Those who hate God and hate life will always act this way. Don't be caught unprepared. If fathers and families will provide for their own, and churches will truly take care of those who have no family to provide for them (1 Tim 5:3-16), then we won't have to rely on voracious power-mongers. And we won't have to kill babies in order to save our precious American way of life.