House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi never has been one to let the facts get in the way of her position supporting abortion.
In a new interview with Roll Call, Pelosi admitted that she still has not watched the undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress showing top Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted babies’ body parts. The pro-abortion Democrat called the videos “doctored” – even after she was presented with evidence that they were not.
Pelosi, who recently appointed six pro-abortion legislators to a Congressional panel investigating Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses, said she only has seen clips from the videos on the news.
Pelosi has been one of Planned Parenthood’s most vocal supporters in Congress. Last fall, she bashed pro-life Republicans for their efforts to de-fund the abortion giant and claimed they do not understand the basics of sex. Instead, she called for an investigation into the Center for Medical Progress, the organization that released the videos.
“They’re doctored,” she said in the interview. “The Republicans have now put forward a select committee. … I call it the Select Committee to Hurt Women’s Health. It’s just a terrible thing.”
The interview continues:
Told that the report Planned Parenthood itself had commissioned had not actually found that the tapes had been doctored — on the contrary, it said it found “no substantive video manipulation” and “no evidence of audio manipulation” — she said, “I did not sit down and watch their doctored versions of what may have happened, and I still say they’re doctored.”
The bill Republicans really want to pass would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks, as is the case in most of the rest of the world. Asked how she’d explain what is wrong with that bill to people who are “in the middle” on abortion — who feel abortion should be legal in some but not all circumstances — she said, “Well, that’s Roe v. Wade.”
Only, abortion is legal right up until delivery in the U.S.
“No, it is not,’’ she insisted.
Later in the interview, Pelosi explained why she opposes the ban on abortion after 20 weeks when unborn babies can feel pain:
“Most of those cases that we hear beyond 20 weeks are painful for the families — painful for the families — but that’s not up to politicians in Washington, D.C., to decide; that’s between women and their doctors.”
So, lawmakers should never set any limits on abortion?
“No,’’ she said, “I don’t believe in abortion on demand, I don’t believe in abortion on demand. I’m talking about the health of the mother and the child and this is not a decision that a politician should be making. This is about a woman’s judgment. This is about respect — respect — for women. I sometimes wonder if the Republican men who are here even know what’s going on in their own families, because the fact is that contraception and birth control is something that is used — I don’t believe that abortion is a form of birth control or contraception — and if you want to diminish the number of abortions in our country, you should love contraception, but they don’t.”
Raising her finger in admonition, she said, “It’s really important not to change the subject back to abortion; they don’t believe in contraception and family planning. They don’t believe in it.”
Pelosi takes a radical position on abortion that is out of touch with most Americans. A 2015 Marist University poll found that 84 percent of Americans want significant restrictions on abortion, and would limit abortions to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy. This includes almost 7 in 10 (69 percent) who identify themselves as “pro-choice” who support such abortion limits and oppose late-term abortions.
Pelosi has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record from NARAL, which supports abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. In 2013, the House minority leader said late-term abortion is “sacred ground,” LifeNews previously reported. She explained, “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. This shouldn’t have anything to do with politics.”