House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Monday that those who want fewer abortions to be conducted should ‘love’ family planning organizations like Planned Parenthood.
“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,” she told an audience at a health care panel at East Los Angeles College.
“It’s a funny thing because they don’t believe in governance, they don’t want clean air, clean water, food safety, all those things that governments do, they don’t want this, they don’t want that, but they [are for] big government when it comes to a woman’s right to choose. Big government there,” she claimed.
“So this, we have a fight on our hands,” Pelosi added.
“But I’ll tell you this one thing, for 25 years, 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 support family planning,’ nobody would believe that,” she said.
“Until just a few years ago they decided they were going, when they had the majority, they would take away all the funding for Planned Parenthood,” Pelosi explained.
“They don’t believe in family planning,” she continued, “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.”
Here’s the video of Pelosi’s comments on abortion:
Pelosi: Abortion restrictions “really dangerous”