Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi is no stranger to odd and ironic comments when it comes to abortion. Now, she is at it again.
This time, Pelosi said Congress should direct taxpayer funds to the Planned Parenthood abortion business to supposedly help stop the Zika virus. She said it should be done “for the babies” even though Planned Parenthood aborts over 300,000 babies each and every year.
At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the Zika virus threat is “all about babies.”
“The Zika in the Southern part of our country is in our country, and because it hasn’t hit home in [a Republican’s] district, doesn’t mean that it isn’t hitting home for the American people,” Pelosi said. “You know how I am about babies and this is about babies. I just can’t understand it.”
Earlier in Thursday’s press conference Pelosi mentioned the Republicans’ opposition to money for contraceptives in the Zika funding bill, specifically funding for Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood wants to get its hands on more taxpayer funding by exploiting the Zika virus scare. And on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton came to the abortion group’s aid.
For months, Democrats have been calling for immediate aid to combat the virus; but in May, they shifted positions and began blocking a $1.1 billion aid bill because of a minor provision that prohibits funding to a few non-essential Planned Parenthood facilities in Puerto Rico.
A growing international health scare, Zika has been linked to birth defects in newborns, one being microcephaly, a brain disorder that is not typically fatal but can cause health problems throughout the child’s life. Abortion advocates have been using the link as an excuse to push for more abortions on babies with disabilities. Some pro-abortion groups even have been scaring women into aborting their unborn babies without knowing if they have Zika or if their unborn baby has a disability.
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control reported knowing of at least 479 pregnant women who have been infected with Zika in the U.S. Six of the women’s unborn babies died in miscarriages or abortions, while 15 others were born with birth defects, the CDC reports. Experts predict that southern states in the U.S. will see more cases this summer.