by Steven Ertelt
January 4, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Nancy Pelosi makes history today as she becomes the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives. Although some view the occasion as an advancement for women, others say Pelosi’s rise to the third highest governmental position in the nation is a betrayal because of her pro-abortion views.
Abortion advocacy groups are celebrating Pelosi like a celebrity.
The National Organization for Women greeted Pelosi with a giant congratulations card from supporters around the country unveiled at an event in her honor.
"This is a historic moment for women everywhere — Nancy Pelosi has broken through the marble ceiling," said NOW president Kim Gandy.
While that may be true, it comes at the price of subjecting women to the emotional and medical horrors of abortions.
In the last Congressional session alone, Pelosi compiled a 0 percent pro-life voting record on 10 votes NRLC recorded.
She voted four times against a bill that would help support parental notification laws in over two dozen states, she voted twice to force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research and voted three times to spend tax money on abortions in the United States and overseas.
Pelosi also refused to support a bipartisan effort to allow Terri Schiavo’s parents to take their case to prevent her former husband from killing her to federal courts for a review.
Pro-life advocates confronted Pelosi about her pro-abortion stance as she went to a morning prayer service on Thursday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church near the Capitol.
"You can’t be Catholic and pro-abortion," one sign read, but Pelosi and her retinue walked past the protesters and didn’t respond to their message.
Pelosi’s career-long effort to keep abortion legal throughout pregnancy and paid for with tax money led to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, finding its newest president.
Cecile Richards became the abortion advocacy group’s president in January. Before that, she worked as Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff. That will certainly give the abortion business an edge in promoting its agenda in the House.
Pelosi also strongly favors forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research, which has yet to cure any patients and involves the destruction of human life.
House Democrats have set up a vote on a bill to overturn President Bush’s limits on funding the unproven research for Thursday, January 11 and pro-life groups are working overtime to generate calls and emails to oppose it.