Pelosi Won't Say Aborting Baby With Beating Heart 'Dishonors God'

By Theresa Smith | June 22, 2017 | 12:14pm EDT
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Screen Capture)

( -- Three weeks ago, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said it dishonors God to pull out of the Paris Accord on climate change, but today she did not say it dishonors God to abort a baby with a beating heart.

At Pelosi's press briefing on Thursday, asked Pelosi if her understanding of what dishonors God extends to aborting a baby with a beating heart as well as  pulling out of the Paris Accord; "Three weeks ago you said we need to be 'responsible stewards' of 'God's creation.'"

Pelosi: Yes. "And that it dishonors God to pull out of the Paris Accord."

Pelosi: "Yes." "The Heartbeat Protection Act would prohibit aborting a baby with a heartbeat. Does it dishonor God to abort a baby with a beating heart?"

Pelosi did not answer the question directly but said: “I don’t—obviously you want to get into that discussion. What I say is: I completely respect a woman’s right to choose. I am a mother of five children, nine grandchildren. But my five grandchildren--my five children were born within exactly six years of each other. When my baby came home from the hospital, when we brought her home our oldest child was turning--I thought she might be here, she’s not allowed in the room, I guess--turning six that week.

Pelosi continued: “I come from a very strong Italian Catholic family and many of my friends and family members do not share my view. But it is my view that it is up to a woman to have her own right to choose the size and timing of her family. God gives us a free will and holds us responsible and accountable for our actions."

During a June 2 press conference, Pelosi explained why she thought the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord did dishonor God.

During her remarks, Pelosi said: “The Pope wrote, ‘The climate is a common good belonging to all and meant for all.’ The Bible tells us to minister to the needs of God's creation as an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us and that is just what we're doing by walking away from this accord."

Pelosi continued: “The question I have for Donald Trump as a mother and a grandmother of five--and a grandmother of nine -- how is he ever going to explain to his grandchildren what he did to the air they breathe?“Assuming they breathe air. And I have to assume that is the case, we all do, right?”

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