Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said she knows why state lawmakers are working to ban abortions: They “fear” women.
The Democratic leader criticized pro-life leaders’ motives Wednesday during the Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, according to Breitbart.
Pelosi tried to draw attention away from the true purpose of the laws — to protect unborn babies from abortion — by blaming “fear” and “white guys.”
“This is about lack of respect for woman,” Pelosi said, referring to the new heartbeat laws in Georgia, Ohio and several other states. “This is about some fear that is in our community, our society about women having the ability to have the size and timing of their families …
“It’s about lack of respect, and it’s reflected when they won’t give equal pay or family medical leave, which really benefits woman and the rest,” she continued.
She also took aim at the “white guys” who helped to pass the bills.
“When you see them lined up at the floor of the House guys, guys, guys, just white guys, guys signing for their discharge petition in a way that doesn’t represent the truth of what they are putting down there,” Pelosi said. “I say we don’t agonize, we organize.”
The reality is that many pro-life men and women work to pass laws that protect unborn babies and mothers from abortion. Town Hall’s Katie Yoder recently wrote a piece highlighting all the women who helped pass the new pro-life law in Alabama that bans abortions from conception. They included Gov. Kay Ivey and state Rep. Terri Collins, a lead sponsor of the bill.
Pelosi and other pro-abortion Democrats are pushing false narratives about “fear” and “white guys” because it is easier than defending their actual position. In recent days, Democratic Congressional leaders not only have supported abortions for any reason up to birth but also infanticide by blocking an anti-infanticide bill nearly four dozen times this year.