On Monday, June 17, during a panel discussion about health care with California Rep. Judy Chu at East Los Angeles College, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she did not want to be a fear monger, mentioned banging her head against a wall about Planned Parenthood, and asked, ‘If you are pro-life shouldn’t you love family planning?’ trying to imply that President Trump is not pro-family.
Speaker Pelosi said, “I don’t want to be a fear monger but this is scary. This is really dangerous what they’re trying to do to a woman’s right to choose. But I’ll tell you this one thing. For 25, my first 25 years in the Congress I was banging my head up against a brick wall trying to say to people they don’t want support family planning. Nobody would believe that until just a few years ago they decide they were going, when they had the majority that they would take away all the funding for Planned Parenthood. They don’t believe in family planning. So, it’s not just about terminating a pregnancy. It’s about preventing money going to people. If you don’t like terminating a pregnancy you should love family planning, right? But they do not support that.”
Meanwhile, Pelosi’s position appears to be in stark contrast to the Trump administration position on abortion as demonstrated by Vice President Mike Pence at the 45th Annual March For Life in January last year.
Pence said, “More than 240 years ago, our founders wrote words that have echoed through the ages. They declared these truths to be self-evident. That we are, each of us, endowed by our creator, with certain unalienable rights and that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Forty five years ago the Supreme Court of the United States turned its back on the unalienable right to life but in that moment, our movement began. A movement that continues to win hearts and minds. A movement defined by generosity, compassion, and love. And a movement that one year ago tomorrow inaugurated the most Pro-life president in American history. President Donald Trump. “
Includes reporting from the Associated Press