Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nancy Pelosi struggles to answer question on difference between late-term abortion and infanticide

During a press conference today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi struggled to answer a question regarding the moral difference between killing a child in the womb at 23-28 weeks compared to Kermit Gosnell's actions of killing children the same age who survived abortion.

“O.K. You’re probably enjoying that question a lot. I can see you savoring it,” Pelosi said, in scathing tones, prompting a chorus of laughter from some members of the Congressional press corps. “Let me just tell you this. What was done in Philadelphia was reprehensible, and everybody condemned it. For them to decide to disrespect a judgment a woman makes about her reproductive health is reprehensible.”

Pelosi then tried to move on, asking reporters for the “next question.”

But McCormack jumped in and continued pressing Pelosi to explain the moral difference “between 26 weeks, selective abortion, and the killing of that same infant born alive.”

“This is not the issue. They are saying that there’s no abortion. They want to make it a federal law that there’ll be no abortion in our country,” Pelosi retorted. “You’re taking the extreme case. You’re taking the extreme case. And what I’m saying to you is what happened in Philadelphia was reprehensible.”

Pelosi, a pro-abortion politician who favors tax-funded abortion and opposed bans on partial-birth abortion, then went on to make an incredibly bizarre claim that talking about abortion is "sacred ground" and "shouldn't have anything to do with politics."

“I want to tell you something. As a mother of five children — my oldest child is six years old the day I brought my fifth child home from the hospital — as a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this,” she continued. “I don’t think it should have anything to do with politics and that’s where you’re taking it, and I’m not going there.”