Nancy Pelosi: Cutting Planned Parenthood Funding a “Horror”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 23, 2011   |   5:30PM   |   Washington, DC

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, now the Minority Leader for Democrats in the House following the 2010 elections, calls cutting funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business a “horror.”

CNS News asked Pelosi what she would do if Republicans announced a renewed effort to cut federal taxpayer funds for the abortion business — after pro-abortion President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats prevented such cuts earlier this year. Her answer is already causing outbursts of laughter and rolled eyes from pro-life advocates.

“Let’s hope that they’re not playing games with us–and now we are getting into games,” Pelosi said, when asked by how committed she would be to stopping a provision to defund of Planned Parenthood.

“Why don’t we come back and have another press conference after they say what they are going to do,” said Pelosi. “Because I think it’s a waste of your time and my time to speculate on the horrors that they could come up with–because we know they are endless and we could be here a long time,” she said.

Matthew Archbold at the Creative Minority Report, a pro-life Catholic blog, guffawed over her response.

“Sooo…defunding Planned Parenthood would be a “horror?” he said. “What kind of sick twisted mind thinks that way?”

“You know what the real horror is? Babies are being torn apart every day by the thousands and the party of death is willing to shut down the entire government in order to keep footing the bill for their Big Abortion buddies. That’s a horror,” he added.

Pelosi’s comments follow on the heels of a remark from her colleague, pro-abortion California Sen. Barbara Boxer, calling funding of Planned Parenthood on an international level free speech in her efforts to stop efforts to put back in place the Mexico City Policy that stops the funding.

Barbara Boxer is aware that the policy she wants to kill enjoys wide approval among the American public. So, like all promoters of abortion and population control, she changes her language, and calls it the “Global Gag Rule,” as if the issue were one of free speech, and not the destruction of unborn human beings in nations where abortion is almost always illegal. But there is a more direct deception here as well – she is asking that taxpayers’ money be given to organizations who “use their own funds” to promote and perform abortion. Even if she and her party spent many weeks and millions of dollars paying consultants to come up with this sentence, she can’t really expect anyone with more than a 4th grade education to believe it. (That is, until you pay close attention to her views on elementary education…)

Senator Boxer said, “If the Global Gag Rule were applied in the United States, it would violate the First Amendment because it restricts what organizations can do or say with their own funds. Ending this undemocratic policy is long overdue.” [emphasis added]

This is an outright falsehood. If they were only using their own funds, this policy would not apply to them. The fact that they want taxpayers to pay for their attack on the children of the developing world is the only reason this is even an issue.