Pelosi: Defunding Planned Parenthood a ‘horror’
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has called cutting Planned Parenthood funding a “horror.” When asked by CNS News last week what she would do if Republicans renewed an effort to prohibit federal taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood as part of a Continuing Resolution, Pelosi refused to speculate.
“Let’s hope that they’re not playing games with us–and now we are getting into games … Why don’t we come back and have another press conference after they say what they are going to do,” Pelosi said. “Because I think it’s a waste of your time and my time to speculate on the horrors that they could come up with–because we know they are endless and we could be here a long time.”
“So why don’t we just say this: We wish them the best,” she said. “We understand that when you need to get 218 votes you have to count on your own side of the aisle to do that if you don’t want to do it in a bipartisan way.”
Congress has approved several short-term Continuing Resolutions (CR) this year to continue funding the operations of the government. Democratic Party leaders, such as Pelosi, have stonewalled Republican effort to end funding for Planned Parenthood in the resolutions.
Pelosi, of California, has won a reputation as a 100 percent pro-abortion lawmaker as scored by NARAL Pro-Choice America.
In an appearance on the NBC program Meet the Press in 2008, Pelosi claimed that the Catholic faith is compatible with supporting the legalized killing of unborn children.
“I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time,” she said. “And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. And Senator - St. Augustine said at three months. We don’t know.”