Nancy Pelosi: Pro-Life Republicans “Need a Lesson on the Birds and Bees”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 18, 2013   |   10:17AM   |   Washington, DC

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is at it again — with another crass comment on the abortion issue. This time, she goes after pro-life Republicans saying they need a lesson in Sex Education 101.

She attacked pro-life legislators in state legislatures across the nation who are passing new pro-life laws to limit abortions in places like Texas and North Carolina, saying they needed a lesson on “the birds and the bees.”

The Hill has more on Pelosi’s latest unflattering comments:

“What is at risk is the discretion of a woman to make judgments about the size and time, timing of her family,” Pelosi told MSNBC. “It’s respect for the judgment of women about what is good for them, for their families, their health, which is important to their families.”

Pelosi added that “the reality is that people in our country do practice birth control and use contraception.”

“I don’t know if my colleagues need a lesson on the birds and the bees. I really don’t get it,” Pelosi said.

Even though the legislation is intended to protect women’s health by holding shoddy abortion clinics that can’t meet even basic health and safety standards to higher ones that legitimate medical facilities must adhere to, Pelosi framed her opposition in false terms of protecting women.



“This is women’s health, reproductive part of us is part of our health, and-and, especially young women,” the House’s top Democrat said. “How can they say that we’re not going to be doing contraception or we’re not going to be doing family planning. And so people focus on the most extreme cases in terms of terminating a pregnancy.”

The recent comments come after Pelosi, last month, put her foot in her mouth during a press conference, calling the battle to keep late-term abortions legal sacred ground.