Pelosi: This Gosnell case is “really disgusting”

posted at 4:01 pm on May 9, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the Examiner, “really disgusting” but with a caveat: “When we talk about reproductive health for women, that’s not what we’re talking about.” Except that it is: The difference between what Gosnell did and what late-term abortionists idolized by the left do is a matter of about 10 minutes and 10 inches between the inside and outside of a womb. Not surprisingly, he received referrals from mainstream clinics. He may have been an outlier in terms of just how unsanitary his procedures were, but in the past two months alone, other clinics have been shut down in Ohio, Delaware, and Maryland for unsafe or otherwise improper practices. The difference between him and the rest of the “reproductive health” community, to borrow Pelosi’s Orwellian euphemism, is a difference in degree, not in kind. And yet, entirely predictably, other Democrats are playing the same minimizing game as Pelosi. Dick Blumenthal and Barbara Boxer decided to parry Mike Lee’s resolution about Gosnell’s practices with their own resolution condemning all unsanitary medical procedures, as if a guy on trial for capital murder for slicing live-born infants’ spines upon referral from other abortion providers is no more or less troubling than some random doctor somewhere not disposing of his sharps correctly.

Even so, I’m delighted that she sees a problem. Now we can have bipartisan support for Ramesh Ponnuru’s and Robert George’s call for congressional hearings.

What has gone unnoticed and unmentioned in coverage of the trial are the federal government’s responsibilities. The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution requires all states to afford the equal protection of the laws to “all persons.” The Supreme Court has ruled — wrongly, in our view — that unborn children in the early stages of pregnancy do not count as “persons” entitled to that protection. There is no debate, however, that infants have a right to the law’s protection…

The grand-jury report suggests as well that the fact that the victims were poor and black partly explained the passivity of state officials. This claim, if true, strengthens the case that the state was failing to fulfill its legal duty. There is, of course, all too much precedent for such state failure to enforce civil rights granted by the Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment contemplates such failure and offers a solution: Its fifth and concluding section confers upon Congress the power to enforce its substantive guarantees. In this case, power clearly implies duty. It is a power Congress has often used to force states to do the right thing, or to step in itself to bring justice where states refused.

That doesn’t mean there should be a rush to legislation. We don’t yet know whether any legislation is warranted or prudent, let alone what form such legislation would take. To find out, Congress needs to hold fact-finding hearings to learn whether other states have taken the same see-no-evil approach to infanticide at abortion clinics that Pennsylvania did.

House Republicans launched a review of state abortion-clinic regulations just this morning, in fact. Democrats will fight it tooth and nail, but that’s okay: Ultimately this debate can and must come back to Gosnell, and that’s not terra firma for the left in persuading undecideds that what we need are more clinics and less oversight. In fact, when you’re done with the Pelosi clip, watch the interview below that Huckabee did last week (via Life Site News) with J.D. Mullane, the Pennsylvania reporter who was covering the Gosnell trial long before the rest of the media showed up. According to Mullane, “There is one journalist sitting in that courtroom who writes for a local publication who has told me that he is very liberal, very pro-choice. But after sitting through the testimony in the Gosnell trial, he’s reconsidered. He’s changed his mind.” Which is precisely why there was no media in the courtroom until recently, when conservatives and other pro-lifers finally shamed them into picking the story up. There is a takeaway that many undecideds will have upon learning about the trail, and it won’t have much to do with whether Gosnell’s procedure were sufficiently sanitary.




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Hotair needs to change the name to bizzaro world. I read these headlines and im just no longer shocked

phatfawzi on May 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM

I’m sure she will say it’s disgusting, but not for the obvious reasons.

22044 on May 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM

The crackpot calling the crock pot black.

Electrongod on May 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

What probably really disgusts Pelosi is that Gosnell got caught before he could clean up his place. It’s also a sure bet that even the most rudimentary ‘reforms’ proposed will be fought tooth and nail by Pelosi and he kind.

Liam on May 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Reproductive death care.

Mason on May 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM

What probably really disgusts Pelosi is that Gosnell got caught before he could clean up his place. It’s also a sure bet that even the most rudimentary ‘reforms’ proposed will be fought tooth and nail by Pelosi and here kind

This +1000

hawkeye54 on May 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Shut up Pelosi. Nobody cares what you think.

TX-96 on May 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Look in the mirror your recalcitrant whore and see Gosnell looking back.

tom daschle concerned on May 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Reproductive death caremanagament.

Because they really don’t care.

hawkeye54 on May 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Yeah, it’s “really disgusting” how the abortion mill industry is being showcased so poorly, eh Nanzi?

Jeddite on May 9, 2013 at 4:11 PM

And yet the jury remains out. I have a bad feeling he’s going to get off (on the most serious charges, anyway).

changer1701 on May 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Shut up Pelosi. Nobody cares what you think.

Oh, I dunno, some people probably find inspiration in her wise and insightful remarks.

hawkeye54 on May 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

“Really disgusting”, huh. I feel the same reaction to her, Reid and the President.

MTF on May 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Actually, what’s really disgusting is reading in the Bible about sacrificing children in the future and realizing that we live in that future.

And allow it to continue while we punish the few who stand up and kill the baby killers.

Whom will God judge more harshly – the baby killers or the apathetic populace that ignores it?

platypus on May 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Interesting how the left decries deregulation of banks and business, but screech at the mere thought regulating the killing of babies.

Priorities.

ButterflyDragon on May 9, 2013 at 4:14 PM

I find that Pelosi’s blatant disregard for the Catechism of the religion she claims to belong to disgusting.

Here’s a hint, Nancy: “scandal” means a lot more than just a reference to you and your coworkers financial shenanigans.

Spade on May 9, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Pelosi is always a scumhag.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM

You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

Nancy Pelosi is an ardent Catholic – just ask her.

Just as long as “ardent” means ignoring the plain and unambiguous teachings of the Church, teachings so simple to comprehend that even this non-Catholic doesn’t need to Google the Church’s policy as it relates to abortion.

You know that old joke about worrying that concludes something like ‘if you go to hell, you’ll be so busy shaking hands you won’t have time to worry’?

That’ll be Nancy and all these demons we are being represented by in Washington.

turfmann on May 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Hotair needs to change the name to bizzaro world. I read these headlines and im just no longer shocked

phatfawzi on May 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom you find you’ve reached someone’s ceiling.
- me

kim roy on May 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Pelosi knows a thing or two about depraved indifference.

VorDaj on May 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Pelosi is always a scumhag.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM

That’s it? That’s all?

I’m disappointed.

Curtiss on May 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Has Gosnell’s political contributions been data-mined?
It would be interesting to find out who he’s been contributing to.

Another Drew on May 9, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Democrats again ignoring the Science they say trumps any Moral arguments.

kirkill on May 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM

And yet the jury remains out. I have a bad feeling he’s going to get off (on the most serious charges, anyway).

changer1701 on May 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Don’t they have a bunch of charges to deliberate on? I still can’t imagine this guy walking after what the jury’s been shown and given the fact that the defense didn’t even present a case.

Doughboy on May 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

the MSM – “Whaaa, when is all this Gosnell and Benghazi just going to go away?!” Look! Squirrel!

kirkill on May 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Has Gosnell’s political contributions been data-mined?
It would be interesting to find out who he’s been contributing to.

Another Drew on May 9, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Dunno, but Ariel Castro, Cleveland Kidnapper, Is a Registered Democrat

sentinelrules on May 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM

You know, to be honest, I’ve never thought about this issue much. I’m not proud of that. I’m just an average dumb guy who likes to drink and get laid. But this whole situation makes me literally sick.

WhatSlushfund on May 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Don’t they have a bunch of charges to deliberate on? I still can’t imagine this guy walking after what the jury’s been shown and given the fact that the defense didn’t even present a case.

Ya think he gets worse that a few years probation, some fines, license revoked/suspended and community service, or some combination thereof? I doubt he is subjected to a sentence including hard jail time.

hawkeye54 on May 9, 2013 at 4:27 PM

A woman died under Gosnell. Shouldn’t abortion be banned before another innocent life is lost, do we really need high-capacity abortion clinics, why does anyone need an abortion. Do it for the women.

Bishop on May 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM

And yet the jury remains out. I have a bad feeling he’s going to get off (on the most serious charges, anyway).

changer1701 on May 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

It takes a bit of time to go thru a 258 count indictment.

RickB on May 9, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Don’t they have a bunch of charges to deliberate on? I still can’t imagine this guy walking after what the jury’s been shown and given the fact that the defense didn’t even present a case.

Doughboy on May 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

My understanding was that the bulk of the charges were similar and could be considered together, which is what I assumed they’d do (maybe not though). Regardless, they should’ve been able to dispense with those fairly quickly.

I agree that given what was shown and the fact the defense barely bothered, it would seem open and shut, but that again begs the question why it’s taking so long if that’s true.

changer1701 on May 9, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Interesting how the left decries deregulation of banks and business, but screech at the mere thought regulating the killing of babies.

I really don’t understand the support of unregulated killing of babies. 57% of them are likely to have grown up to be low info voters gimmiecrats and a loyal voting bloc for the dems.

All for the possibility that 43% won’t grow up to be dems?

hawkeye54 on May 9, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Pelosi: This Gosnell case is “really disgusting”

omg..I agree with the moo for once.
Sure is, black heart hag.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I’m disappointed.

Curtiss on May 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Then invent your own words. I TM’d this one.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:34 PM

A woman died under Gosnell. Shouldn’t abortion be banned before another innocent life is lost, do we really need high-capacity abortion clinics, why does anyone need an abortion. Do it for the women.

Bishop on May 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM

1. “It happened so long ago”, and

2. “What difference does it make?”

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:36 PM

This future occupier of the deepest levels of Hades is digging her level deeper. She KNOWS that Gosnell will be found guilty. She KNOWS about the Delaware case that is about to shine even more light on this so called “rare” occurance. She is trying to spin because she KNOWS this damages the abortion argument and she is pro abortion.

This woman is evil and I hope for the country’s sake she is relegated to the ash heap of history.

neyney on May 9, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Of course she’s going to denounce it. So she can claim it’s not representative of most abortion clinics, and reject any calls for reforms.

No, this does not signal a change of heart. Just a pro forma denunciation of something just on the far side of indefensible, so she can go on defending something that’s just on near side of indefensible.

It means exactly the same thing it meant when Democratic senators lined up in the Clinton administration to say just how bad the president’s behavior was with Monica Lewinsky — right before voting to acquit him of the impeachment charges.

Pro forma is the phrase that fits.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 9, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Hey Nancy didn’t get the memo. Death is a part of life.

iceman1960 on May 9, 2013 at 4:37 PM

What probably really disgusts Pelosi is that Gosnell got caught before he could clean up his place. It’s also a sure bet that even the most rudimentary ‘reforms’ proposed will be fought tooth and nail by Pelosi and he kind.

Liam on May 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM

redguy on May 9, 2013 at 4:38 PM

And yet the jury remains out. I have a bad feeling he’s going to get off (on the most serious charges, anyway).

changer1701 on May 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I’m so angry about the coverage of this trial. The media goes wall-to-wall for some whore Jodi Arias, but nothing for the trial of a genuine monster. Will there be live coverage of the reading of the verdict?

stefanite on May 9, 2013 at 4:39 PM

“This one bad apple gives all the tidy butchers a black eye.” – Nancy Pelosi

NoDonkey on May 9, 2013 at 4:41 PM

She’s attempting to prove she has a soul; false witness does not answer truth. She received the Sacrament at the Vatican, in the Pope’s presence, after being ordered not to by His Holiness himself. Her false disgust is a misguided attempt to continue receiving Holy Communion, a mortal sin. She knows nothing of the Catholic faith. To Hell and be d@mned, Nanzi; I hope you receive the same Last Rites as Seal Team VI

skeeterbite on May 9, 2013 at 4:44 PM

What probably really disgusts Pelosi is that Gosnell got caught before he could clean up his place. It’s also a sure bet that even the most rudimentary ‘reforms’ proposed will be fought tooth and nail by Pelosi and here kind
This +1000

hawkeye54 on May 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Right O.

There is a time..when people should care about what is really going on in this country..regardless of D,R,I..it disheartens me that all that matters is a partisan games. Not truth..no matter how vile.
I can say this..older Dems in my family didn’t play that. People use to care about country..come together when it mattered.
These are our issues as citizens of our great land. When you choose party of dead-tortured babies..party over dead Americans..you show who you are. I am ashamed out my own here.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:44 PM

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I honestly do not see how this lady (Pelosi) has not been struck by lightning..:)

Dire Straits on May 9, 2013 at 4:44 PM

of*

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Shut up Pelosi. Nobody cares what you think.

TX-96 on May 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

But…. but… she must be important or something, she has a street named after her now!

And some idiot was arrested there for indecent exposure….

UltimateBob on May 9, 2013 at 4:47 PM

The jury is still out!?

Is it that hard to identify Evil?

bofh on May 9, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Pelosi: This Gosnell case is “really disgusting”

Are you serious?

burrata on May 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Dire Straits on May 9, 2013 at 4:44 PM
Zaaaaaap-wish it would. One day..she will answer to a higher power..
She ranks up there with one of the most despicable ever.
Thx to SF..
Obscene that damn city gives us this pile of shite
who has been given so much power over the country.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM

It’s got to be mind-boggling for the jurors. The lack of a defense case could cause them to think that the horrible, savage, inhuman conditions at that clinic were somehow normal, and thus, acceptable.

But I find it had to believe any group of people could listen to the hours of testimony about the awful things happening at Gosnell’s clinic without convicting him.

hawksruleva on May 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM

WhatSlushfund on May 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Not to get too personal, but I hope you are using protection while you are getting laid (nothing wrong with that),or one of the ladies you are laying could end up choosing this option.

Barred on May 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM

No Sh*t,from

Herr Ilsa Pelosium of the Democrat Death sumpins
(snark)

canopfor on May 9, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Pelosi: This Gosnell case is “really disgusting”

Are you serious ???

burrata on May 9, 2013 at 4:49 PM

And some idiot was arrested there for indecent exposure….

UltimateBob on May 9, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Link fixed. Sorry.

UltimateBob on May 9, 2013 at 4:49 PM

When we talk about reproductive health for women, that’s not what we’re talking about.

Since American politics is largely an exercise in deciding who to blame, the implication is that is the Republicans’ fault. Trying to blame the Republicans for Gosnell’s actions is bizarre but it’s not far-fetched.

Fenris on May 9, 2013 at 4:50 PM

The jury is still out!?

Is it that hard to identify Evil?

bofh on May 9, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Liberals don’t define evil the way we do. In most cases, they say there’s no such thing as evil. Of course, the exception is that their political opponents are demons and devils every one.

Since the trial is taking place in a liberal stronghold, I can easily imagine a dozen people capable of letting Gosnell off.

hawksruleva on May 9, 2013 at 4:50 PM

I’m sure slush knows to bag it before he tags it.
Too bad others don’t understand a simple concept.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Hey Nancy, you know what else is DISGUSTING??

You supporting NAMBLA.

ToddPA on May 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM

But…. but… she must be important or something, she has a street named after her now!

And some idiot was arrested there for indecent exposure….

UltimateBob on May 9, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Lombard Street is no longer the crookedest street in the world,
now it is the Nancy Pelosi Drive !
BTW, we have a bridge named after her too.
It’s called the Dumbarton Bridge :O

burrata on May 9, 2013 at 4:56 PM

So much for “safe” and “rare” put them next to “Hope” and “Change” and file them next to the “Death panels” memorandums.

Don L on May 9, 2013 at 4:57 PM

And yet the jury remains out. I have a bad feeling he’s going to get off (on the most serious charges, anyway).

changer1701 on May 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised. It could be like the SCOTUS decision on obamacare. One would think it would be obvious that the mandate is not a tax…but the wise ones ruled that the government can demand you buy a product you have no interest in, or face the IRS.
Gosnell is obviously a monster and a murderer, but what have the lawyers convinced the people “reality” is?
The jury should have been out about half an hour imo.

Mimzey on May 9, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Is it that hard to identify Evil?

Not at all….Evil is all conservative, bible believing religionist and gun toting bigots.

s/

hawkeye54 on May 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Not to get too personal, but I hope you are using protection while you are getting laid (nothing wrong with that),or one of the ladies you are laying could end up choosing this option.

Barred on May 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM

That’s fine. I’ve always been very careful about this, and I’m proud to say that no girl that I’ve ever been with has had an abortion (at least not as the result of anything that I’ve done. I can’t attest to what they did afterwards.). I just never really thought about this issue before. I know: I’m dumb. I swear, I’m really starting to think about this issue. Maybe one day I will get a few brain cells…

WhatSlushfund on May 9, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Pelosi is really disgusting. It’s the fear of political repercussions from the likes of her that allows these clinics to operate unchecked.

theperfecteconomist on May 9, 2013 at 5:03 PM

I think she meant that it is disgusting to waste taxpayer money prosecuting this wonderful doctor.

rjoco1 on May 9, 2013 at 5:04 PM

no worries, the old bag was FOR it before she was FOR it.

RealMc on May 9, 2013 at 5:08 PM

I’m so angry about the coverage of this trial. The media goes wall-to-wall for some whore Jodi Arias, but nothing for the trial of a genuine monster. Will there be live coverage of the reading of the verdict?

stefanite on May 9, 2013 at 4:39 PM

It won’t be live, but I’m willing to bet they cover it more if Gosnell gets off.

changer1701 on May 9, 2013 at 5:09 PM

So has this hugly lectured the Pope on
The Word yet ?

burrata on May 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Even pro- abortion advocates understand that women know they’re pregnant by 2-3 weeks after conception and if they want an abortion, they can arrange one within a few weeks after that. There’s no legitimate reason to wait 20 – 24 weeks (until the 6th month!), as many of the Gosnell ‘patients’ did, to get around to it.
By 6 months, I was as huge as a house, my baby was kicking me at the same times every day and responded to noises. By then, if I were told it was either the baby’s life or mine, I would have given up my life.

LASue on May 9, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Own it, Pelosi. Revel in it. This is what your worship of almighty abortion has wrought.

Spit

cptacek on May 9, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Nationwide campaign launched to take down abortion industry via civil lawsuits

This is another dirty secret of abortionists:

Pro-life group Life Dynamics has launched an ambitious campaign to educate all of the nation’s personal injury attorneys of an enormous opportunity to file civil lawsuits on behalf of child sex abuse victims and their families against abortion clinics that did not report the crime.

Abortion clinic personnel in all 50 states are mandated reporters who must notify designated state agencies of suspected child sex abuse.

A minor girl coming to a clinic for an abortion, contraception, or STD testing/treatment is evidence that a potential sex crime has been committed against that child. Abortion clinics are not to investigate themselves, they are simply to report.

If it turns out abortion clinics did not comply with the mandatory reporting statute, and the abuse continued afterward, they and individual employees are liable, as are any and all who caused the girl to go there – school districts that gave a referral, relatives, etc.

Life Dynamics has mailed this dvd to 53,000 personal injury attorneys across the country explaining the law and opportunity…

Links to past stings that have shown abortion clinics don’t comply are at the post.

Life Dynamics’ president Mark Crutcher told me his phone has been ringing off the hook since the mailing.

“I’m spending night and day talking to these people, and they’re catching the vision about what this is about and the hundreds of thousands of potential clients,” Mark told me in a phone interview this week. “We are not exaggerating when we say this may be the largest criminal conspiracy in American history. It certainly dwarfs the pedophile priest issue, for which $3 billion has thus far been shelled out for only 10-15% of the cases.”

INC on May 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM

pelosi: “omg this is soooo disgusting” and planned parenthood said “omg we are soooo appalled!!!” hilarious.

Sachiko on May 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Ultimately this debate can and must come back to Gosnell, and that’s not terra firma for the left in persuading undecideds that what we need are more clinics and less oversight

I hope it doesn’t come back to talking exclusively about Gosnell. That feeds the left’s insistance that Gosnell was one off all the wonderful clean, safe, and legitimate abortion factories that dot the country. Gosnell is just a guy who got caught doing something that goes on in every state.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2013 at 5:40 PM

INC on May 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM

That is the best news ever.

cptacek on May 9, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Has Gosnell’s political contributions been data-mined?
It would be interesting to find out who he’s been contributing to.

Another Drew on May 9, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Oh, that would be interesting.

cptacek on May 9, 2013 at 5:45 PM

pelosi: “omg this is soooo disgusting” and planned parenthood said “omg we are soooo appalled!!!” hilarious.

Sachiko on May 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Well, Pelosi is a good Catholic. Went to Rome to see the new Pope get installed (or whatever the RCC calls it). Even took communion with that same mouth that constantly espouses policies that kill children and she didn’t burst into flames.

There is a story in today’s WaPo (page A9) about Francis saying there is no room in the priesthood for careerists. I would hope he soon extends that to include politicians who claim to be Catholic but support policies that lead to Kermit Gosnell and those of his ilk.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Ya think he gets worse that a few years probation, some fines, license revoked/suspended and community service, or some combination thereof? I doubt he is subjected to a sentence including hard jail time.

hawkeye54 on May 9, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Under Sebelius, he probably would get $1000 fine and no follow up inspections.

cptacek on May 9, 2013 at 5:47 PM

That’s fine. I’ve always been very careful about this, and I’m proud to say that no girl that I’ve ever been with has had an abortion (at least not as the result of anything that I’ve done. I can’t attest to what they did afterwards.). I just never really thought about this issue before. I know: I’m dumb. I swear, I’m really starting to think about this issue. Maybe one day I will get a few brain cells…

WhatSlushfund on May 9, 2013 at 5:01 PM

I’m just glad this has opened your eyes.

cptacek on May 9, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Oh dear! Do you think Nancy Pelosi’s “really disgusting” comment might hurt her 100% rating with NARAL and Planned Parenthood?

Abortion – Nancy Pelosi

2013 Planned Parenthood – Positions (Feb 26, 2013 100%
2012 Planned Parenthood – Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee – Positions 0%
2011 Life Priority Network – Positions (Congressional House Only) 0%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 100%
2011 National Right to Life Committee – Positions 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 100%
2010 Planned Parenthood – Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee – Positions 0%
2009 Life Priority Network – Positions 0%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 100%
2009 National Right to Life Committee – Positions 0%
2008 Planned Parenthood – Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee – Positions 0%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 100%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 100%
2006 Planned Parenthood – Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association – Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee – Positions 0%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 100%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 100%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America – Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee – Positions 0%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 100%
2002 Planned Parenthood – Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee – Positions 0%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 100%
2001 Planned Parenthood – Positions 100%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 100%

http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/26732/nancy-pelosi

Nancy Pelosi’s record on Abortion is just one of many reasons to make sure you have a strong Republican candidate ready to run for Congress in 2014 in your district so the Republican Party retains its majority in the House of Representatives.

We need to make sure Nancy Pelosi is never Speaker of the House again.

wren on May 9, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Lombard Street is no longer the crookedest street in the world,
now it is the Nancy Pelosi Drive !

burrata on May 9, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Sounds like they picked the right place to put it.

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
May 9, 2013 3:00 pm

An indecent exposure citation was reported Wednesday on the 400 block of Nancy Pelosi Drive in San Francisco.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2013 at 5:51 PM

cptacek on May 9, 2013 at 5:48 PM

It sickens me dude. How could it not?

WhatSlushfund on May 9, 2013 at 5:54 PM

From the party that repeatedly gives us “If it saves only one life”….*facepalm*..

hillsoftx on May 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Now we can have bipartisan support for Ramesh Ponnuru’s and Robert George’s call for congressional hearings.

Not a chance in the world, you’ll get bipartisan support for hearings to name call abortion as murder. It’s sad that you will probably get support from one party.

thuja on May 9, 2013 at 5:57 PM

WhatSlushfund on May 9, 2013 at 5:54 PM

I completely agree. I was trying to be nice :) I honestly am glad this has opened your eyes. No snark!

cptacek on May 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Not a chance in the world, you’ll get bipartisan support for hearings to name call abortion as murder. It’s sad that you will probably get support from one party.

thuja on May 9, 2013 at 5:57 PM

On the other hand, if you want to cut down trees, democratics call that murder.

Some days you just can’t win.

slickwillie2001 on May 9, 2013 at 6:19 PM

DEMOCRATS…..the party of WAR ON UNBORN Women!

Tens of millions dead since 1973……and the Progressives want more innocent blood shed.

PappyD61 on May 9, 2013 at 6:24 PM

I completely agree. I was trying to be nice :) I honestly am glad this has opened your eyes. No snark!

cptacek on May 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I know it wasn’t snark. Believe me, we’re on the same side here. This whole case makes me want to puke. Savage butcher.

WhatSlushfund on May 9, 2013 at 6:49 PM

From what I can tell, it seems that in many places, children born alive after abortions are left to die without any care.

In a strange, twisted way, snipping the spinal cord was actually more human since it ended the baby’s suffering more quickly than leaving them alone in closets to suffer and die.

What’s sick is that any of this is allowable.

Think what you want about abortion, but, once the children are born, they should be treated like any other patient that deserves to be saved. It’s shameful that their ‘value’ is assessed based on how much someone else wants them. That seems like an extremely dangerous road to travel down.

JadeNYU on May 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM

The Fourteenth Amendment contemplates such failure and offers a solution: Its fifth and concluding section confers upon Congress the power to enforce its substantive guarantees. In this case, power clearly implies duty

Speaking of the 14th Amendment, power, and duty…

Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendmen:

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

William Ayers bombed the United States Capitol Building and Pentagon. He is a domestic enemy of the United States of America, and he engaged in insurrection and rebellion against the same.

Barack Hussein Obama has given aid and comfort to his “Family Friend” William Ayers.

By section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama is not eligible to hold any public office without a vote of two-thirds of each House of Congress.

ITguy on May 9, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Again speaking of the 14th Amendment, power, and duty…

The Supreme Court in Minor v. Happersett:

The Fourteenth Amendment did not affect the citizenship of women any more than it did of men. In this particular, therefore, the rights of Mrs. Minor do not depend upon the amendment.

The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first. For the purposes of this case, it is not necessary to solve these doubts. It is sufficient for everything we have now to consider that all children born of citizen parents within the jurisdiction are themselves citizens.

The Supreme Court did not construe the 14th Amendment in that case because Virginia Minor was a natural born citizen.

There was never any doubt that natural born citizens were citizens.

The Court acknowledged that there were doubts about whether or not children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents should be considered citizens. But the Court did not have to resolve those doubts in the case of Minor. (And addressed those doubts in the case of Wong Kim Ark, but that Court ruled that Wong was a citizen and never called him a “natural born citizen”).

The Minor Court said that natural born citizens do not need the 14th Amendment in order to be considered citizens.

The contrapositive is that anyone who needs the 14th Amendment in order to be considered a citizen is not a natural born citizen.

And Obama’s own campaign web site in 2008 said:

“Obama became a citizen at birth under the first section of the 14th Amendment”.

That was later scrubbed, presumably when the Obama campaign realized that the Minor court said that natural born citizens don’t need the 14th Amenmdent, and if Obama admitted that his citizenship claims were based on the 14th Amendment, then that is an admission that he’s not a natural born citizen… just like the later admission that he was born a British subject because his father was a British subject.

Continuing the discussion of the Constitution, power, and duty, let’s look at section 3 of the 20th Amendment and how it relates to Article II section 1…

Every member of Congress has sworn an oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

They have a sworn duty to support and defend all of the Constitution, and that obviously includes Article II Section 1:

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

And section 3 of the 20th Amendment:

…if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

Members of Congress have a Constitutional duty to qualify the President and Vice-President. They should request the original, initial birth certificate for both Barack Hussein Obama II and Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

And once the original, initial birth certificates have been verified, look at what the Supreme Court called a “natural born citizen” in the case of Minor v. Happersett:

born in a country of parents who were its citizens

Congress has both the power and the duty to act if and when the President or Vice-President fail to qualify to hold those offices.

ITguy on May 9, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Now to what Allahpundit wrote…

The difference between what Gosnell did and what late-term abortionists idolized by the left do is a matter of about 10 minutes and 10 inches between the inside and outside of a womb. Not surprisingly, he received referrals from mainstream clinics. He may have been an outlier in terms of just how unsanitary his procedures were, but in the past two months alone, other clinics have been shut down in Ohio, Delaware, and Maryland for unsafe or otherwise improper practices. The difference between him and the rest of the “reproductive health” community, to borrow Pelosi’s Orwellian euphemism, is a difference in degree, not in kind.

Very well said, and straight to the point.

And yet, entirely predictably, other Democrats are playing the same minimizing game as Pelosi.

But of course! Democrats coordinate their talking points.

ITguy on May 9, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Dear Ms. Pelosi,

You own this. This is exactly what happens in your world of healthcare for women.

elm on May 10, 2013 at 8:18 AM

What the MSM chooses to ignore and not report is the most obvious evidence of their agenda. It goes beyond simple bias.

Especially when it becomes obvious they are sticking their fingers in their ears, closing their eyes, and making lalalalalala noises.

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Ooops. Wrong thread.

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM

There! A nice, sanitary death!

CrustyB on May 10, 2013 at 2:09 PM