Pelosi: Some Republicans ‘Think Life Begins at the Candlelight Dinner the Night Before’

By Craig Bannister | September 14, 2022 | 3:11pm EDT
House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) both mocked pro-life Republicans and accused “MAGA (Make America Great Again) grassroots” Wednesday in her condemnation of a bill introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to ban abortion at 15 weeks, when an unborn baby can feel pain.

Asked at a press conference why some Republicans have been lukewarm towards Sen. Graham’s “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act,” Pelosi replied that they’re rebelling against those Republicans who think life begins the night before conception:

"I think what you're seeing there is a conflict within the Republican Party. There are those in the party that think life begins at the candlelight dinner the night before.

“And, these people are in defiance of that. Right? They’re in defiance of that, because they’re saying whatever they’re saying about it. So, that’s what you’re seeing there.”

Pelosi proposed that the Republicans who support the bill are being pressured to do so “probably at the insistence of the MAGA grassroots coming out and saying there should be a federal ban.”

Republicans know that supporting the bill is political suicide, Pelosi concluded:

“You have to ask Republicans as to why they poured cold water on it. But, they know they’re digging a hole – and they just keep digging it.”

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