A video posted last week shows House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi struggling yet again with the question of abortion. (Recall her erroneous assertion that the Catholic Church remains agnostic as to when life begins.)
In this new video, the Weekly Standard's John McCormack asks Pelosi to provide "the moral difference between what Dr. Gosnell did to a baby born alive at 23 weeks and aborting her moments before birth".
To be clear, McCormack was referring to Pelosi's opposition to H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. If passed, it would outlaw abortions only after 20 weeks.
Watch her utterly incoherent response:
Pelosi's first mistake is that she wrongly claimed that this bill "would make it a federal law that there would be no abortion in our country." She seemed to have missed the main point of the bill.
Her second mistake was invoking her faith, a faith that unquestioningly and resolutely condemns abortion at any stage. Pelosi said, "As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. I don't think it should have anything to do with politics." I think she meant shaky ground.
So while she can suggest that life stands on sacred ground, abortion most certainly does not.