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Color me stunned, but I do believe Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) just admitted to hating abortion.
Not that it will have any impact on the way she votes on the matter, but the Democratic House minority leader admitted that “we all” hate abortion during her weekly press briefing on Thursday.
After accusing Republicans of a “lack of respect for women” because “they don’t believe in family planning,” Pelosi employed the Royal "We":
"I’ve never – you know, as a mom and a grandmother and all the rest, I respect people’s view on subjects – but I cannot understand why, if you abhor and you view abortion negatively, as we all do, that you don’t understand the value of family planning."
Someone really ought to alert Planned Parenthood considering that, in 2014, they awarded Pelosi their highest honor, the Margaret Sanger Award (never mind that Margaret Sanger was a racist who saw abortion as a way to keep minority populations in check -- but, I digress).
Pelosi spent much of the briefing answering questions about Republican attempts to de-fund Planned Parenthood, the taxpayer-subsidized abortion giant responsible for about one-third of all the abortions performed in the United States each year. The GOP-led Congress recently opened an investigation into the alleged illegal sale of fetal tissue harvested from aborted babies, purportedly caught on tape by the Center for Medical Progress during an undercover sting.
From Pelosi’s press briefing:
"Republicans are up to some more of their — I don’t know how even to describe it — insults, lack of respect for women.
"I can attest personally to the fact that for decades that I’ve been here they have been out to get Planned Parenthood because they don’t believe in family planning. That is clear in their votes. They don’t believe in family planning. It’s hard for people to understand that but is what we are dealing with here."
I guess pro-life ladies like Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah), Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) are just gluttons for self-hate.
According to Pelosi, those dirty rotten pro-lifers are only using the recent grisly undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials sifting through dissected baby body parts in a spaghetti strainer as a ruse to shut down the government, just for kicks and giggles:
"They really want to shut down government, and this is really shameful.
"Shutting down government is the goal. Defunding Planned Parenthood is the excuse. But it’s a double purpose for them. But one way or the other, they will have to face a presidential veto."
It’s okay, Nancy – "we" all hate abortion, but let’s keep racking up over a million aborted children per year and shipping their parts off for science experiments. Makes LOADS of sense.