House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accused a reporter of pushing an “agenda” when he asked her to explain the “moral difference” between the murders that Kermit Gosnell was convicted of and elective abortions carried out beyond the 24th week of a pregnancy.
“You’re probably enjoying that question a lot, I can see you savoring it,” Pelosi replied when The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack finished asking the question. “What was done in Philadelphia was reprehensible,” she continued. And then, referring to a bill that the House Judiciary Committee passed recommending the ban of abortions after 20 weeks, Pelosi said “for them to decide what a women does with her reproductive health is reprehensible.”
McCormack asked the question after Pelosi described the male lawmakers who support the bill as “disrespectful” of women. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., cites Gosnell’s case as a justification for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which he sponsored.
“You’re taking the extreme case,” Pelosi replied when McCormack pressed on the topic. “You obviously have an agenda.”