Nancy Pelosi Shut Down a Reporter’s Abortion Question in a Press Conference
The brief exchange came as Pelosi answered questions about a long-term budget and spending bill at her weekly news conference. The reporter sat in the first row of the presser and spoke up over several other reporters vying to ask a question of the Democratic leader.
Q: “Is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?”
Pelosi: “Why don’t you take your ideological questions…I don’t…”
Q: “If it’s not a human being, what species is it?”
Pelosi: “Listen, I’m going to say something to you. I don’t know who you are and you are welcome to be here in freedom of this press. I am a devout, practicing Catholic. I’m a mother of five children. When my baby was born, my fifth child, my oldest was six. I think I know more about this subject than you, with all due respect.
I do not intend to respond to your questions which have no basis in what public policy is that we do here.”