Ask House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a serious question that conflicts with her iron-clad leftist dogma, and hilarity is bound to ensue. It’s not entirely clear what the press was laughing at when she was asked to explain the difference between the Kermit Gosnell horror and the late-term abortions that would be banned by a bill she vigorously condemned:
Notice that she can’t get through even a simple question without lying shamelessly about the bill, which would not make it a “federal law that there’s no abortion in the country,” as Pelosi falsely claims. It’s only a ban on abortion after 22 weeks, with allowances for the life of the mother. (But not for rape, which sponsor Trent Franks inartfully tried to explain would be an unlikely reason to decide on abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy, prompting liberal partisans to leap into action and declare him the new Todd Akin.) The abortion-on-demand case is so weak that no one seems to be able to make it honestly.
Would any of those Democrats and liberal bloggers who were so quick to rip Franks to shreds care to parse this comment from the utterly incoherent Nancy Pelosi? “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. I don’t think it should have anything to do with politics.”
Is she saying that late-term abortion is a sacred ritual for Catholics? Because most of them certainly don’t see it that way. Take Maureen Ferguson of the Catholic Association, for example:
After witnessing firsthand the atrocious human rights abuses taking place inside America’s late-term abortion clinics it is amazing that this did not touch Nancy Pelosi’s heart. What we learned from the Gosnell trial and what we understand is going on inside other clinics is not only human rights abuse but it also puts women in harm’s way. The only difference between the Gosnell ‘after-birth’ abortions and legal late-term abortions is the location of the baby at the time of death. And contrary to Pelosi’s extreme claim that the Franks bill is ‘disrespectful’ to women, the majority of women are opposed to late-term abortions according to a recent Gallup poll.
It’s funny how the people who passionately believe in compulsory funding for contraceptives begin shrieking about the limits of political discourse when it’s time to talk about Gosnell-style abortions. Could Rep. Pelosi furnish is with a list of the other things she thinks are “sacred” and shouldn’t have anything to do with politics? I’ll bet it’s a very short list, so it shouldn’t take her long to draw it up.