Pelosi: Late-Term Abortions ‘Sacred Ground’

Top House Democrat can’t explain moral difference between Gosnell slayings and late-term abortions.

John McCormack
The Weekly Standard

At a Thursday press conference, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi condemned a bill that would prohibit abortions during the final four months of pregnancy with exceptions for when the life or physical health of the mother was at stake.

Asked what the moral difference is between what Dr. Kermit Gosnell did to babies born alive and aborting those same infants moments before birth, Pelosi refused to answer.

“As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this,” Pelosi said. “I don’t think it should have anything to do with politics.”

Pelosi falsely claimed the bill that passed out of committee on Wednesday would ban all abortions, when in fact it’s simply a prohibition on abortion during the final four months of pregnancy (with exceptions for the life and physical health of the mother), the point at which science indicates babies can feel pain and some babies can survive long-term if born.

“They would make it a federal law that there would be no abortion in our country,” Pelosi said.

According to the Gallup polling company, strong majorities of Americans think abortions should be generally illegal in the second- and third-trimester of pregnancy, as they are in many European countries.


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