Pelosi Defends What the Catholic Church Correctly Calls Murder!
Speaker Nancy Pelosi went to the House floor Sept. 24, 2021, to express her support for a bill that would enshrine a "right" to abortion in federal law.
"For years, radical restrictions on women's reproductive health freedoms have been pushed across the nation, with 2021 on track to be the worst legislative year for women's health rights," Pelosi said.
"I come to this as a Catholic and a mother of five, in 6 years and 1 week, and the joy that all that meant to us," she explained.
Under Pelosi's leadership, the House then voted 218 to 211 to pass the Women's Health Protection Act. It would trump state laws restricting abortion -- even if Roe v. Wade were overturned.
"This bill prohibits governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, abortion services," says its official summary.
The text of the bill itself refers to "a person's constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy."
No House Republican voted for it. Only one House Democrat voted against it.
It was then blocked in the Senate, when only 46 members (of the 60 needed) voted to end debate on the bill and bring it up for a vote.
Pelosi, however, has not given up on it.
On March 22, almost four months after the Supreme Court heard the oral arguments over a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, Pelosi did an on-stage interview at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. Mark Updegrove, president of the LBJ Foundation, was the moderator.