FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 23, 2015
Contact: Leslie Palma
NEW YORK, NY — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is ducking questions about the humanity of the unborn again.
While discussing her opposition to two abortion-related bills in the House of Representatives, she twice refused to answer two reporters’ simple question: Is a child in the womb at 20 weeks’ gestation a human being?
Here’s part of the exchange between Mrs. Pelosi and the reporters from CNSnews.com
CNSNews.com asked: “My question is pretty simple. On the abortion issue, I understand your position on the legislation, but even the legislation aside, when it comes to the matter of whether or not an unborn child is a human being at 20 weeks gestation, what is your personal take on it. If it is not a human being, then what do you believe it is?
Pelosi responded: “You know it is really interesting that you would come to these meetings to talk about it. The fact is is what we have said: The life and the health of the mother is what is preeminent in when a decision is made about a woman’s reproductive health. It isn’t an ideological fight, it is a personal health issue.
(Read the whole story here: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/lauretta-brown/pelosi-wont-say-if-unborn-baby-20-weeks-human-being)
Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement about Mrs. Pelosi’s refusal to answer a simple question:
“Here we go again with Nancy Pelosi’s unwillingness to answer a question that is not only scientifically certain but that also falls within the responsibility of lawmakers to know. It wasn’t long ago that Nancy Pelosi and I engaged in a public back-and-forth on this same point (see www.lettertonancy.com). She said I was being hysterical rather than intellectual. OK, Nancy Pelosi, let’s be intellectual. Why don’t you start by answering the question?”
Father Pavone issued a new invitation to the public to go to www.lettertonancy.com to express their dismay at the intellectual dishonesty of a lawmaker who should know the difference between serving the public and killing the public.
Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.