On Thursday, pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi celebrated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by grandstanding before reporters, touting clichèd points about “reproductive rights” while denying the humanity of the unborn.
During a press conference about House Republicans passing bill H.R. 7, the law that would effectively ban all taxpayer-funded abortions, a reporter asked Pelosi whether or not she believed an “unborn child after 20 weeks of pregnancy is a human being.” Pelosi deflected the question.
“You know what,” responded Pelosi, “what we’re talking about on the floor of the House is something that says politicians should determine what affects the health of a woman, her life, her health, and the rest. I don’t think it’s up to politicians to do that. And that’s why we are very overwhelmingly opposing what is going on on the floor of the House.”
Not letting Pelosi off the hook, the reporter pressed the question further and asked: “My question is pretty simple. On the abortion issue, I understand your position on the legislation, but even the legislation aside, when it comes to the matter of whether or not an unborn child is a human being at 20 weeks gestation, what is your personal take on it? If it is not a human being, then what do you believe it is?”
Again, Pelosi deflected the question, using it as a chance to insert her anti-male bravado:
You know, it is really interesting that you would come to these meetings to talk about it. The fact is is what we have said: The life and the health of the mother is what is preeminent in when a decision is made about a woman’s reproductive health. It isn’t an ideological fight, it is a personal health issue.
And as a mother of five, in six years, I have great standing on this issue, great understanding of it, more than my colleagues. In fact, one day many years ago, perhaps before you were born, when I was a new member of Congress, as a Catholic and a mom of five, opposing some of the initiatives similar to what–in the same vein as–what we have today, one of the Republicans stood up and said: Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the Pope.
One of the fundamentals to being Catholic is believing that the Pope, along with the magisterium of the Church, actually does know the truth regarding these matters. For Pelosi to call herself “Catholic” and then outright oppose one of the Church’s fundamental teachings is, well, not Catholic at all.