There are very few pro-abortion politicians willing to talk openly about the unborn. Most obfuscate with tropes about “choice” and “reproductive health” without ever addressing the fundamental moral question. Are we killing human beings when we abort unborn children? Pro-lifers insist that the humanity of the unborn is the primary consideration. Pro-abortion politicians say… well actually, those politicians generally don’t want to talk about that at all. And if you press the issue, they close their eyes, plug their fingers in their ears, and cry “Nah, nah, nah, I’m not listening to you, nah, nah, nah…”
Case in point: A reporter asked House minority leader Nancy Pelosi this week whether an unborn child 20 weeks into pregnancy is a human being. After Pelosi failed to answer the question, the same reporter tried again asking,
My question is pretty simple. On the abortion issue, I understand your position on the legislation, but even the legislation aside, when it comes to the matter of whether or not an unborn child is a human being at 20 weeks gestation, what is your personal take on it. If it is not a human being, then what do you believe it is?
Pelosi again responds without answering the question but with an added flare of petulance and incredulity at the question—as if asking such a thing were a personal affront to her credibility as a woman. Pelosi said,
You know it is really interesting that you would come to these meetings to talk about it. The fact is is what we have said: The life and the health of the mother is what is preeminent in when a decision is made about a woman’s reproductive health. It isn’t an ideological fight, it is a personal health issue.
And as a mother of five, in six years, I have great standing on this issue, great understanding of it, more than my colleagues. In fact, one day many years ago, perhaps before you were born, when I was a new member of Congress, as a Catholic and a mom of five, opposing some of the initiatives similar to what–in the same vein as–what we have today, one of the Republicans stood up and said: Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the pope.
Yeah, Yeah. That would be true. So, in any event, this is up to women, their conscience, their God, their doctor, their fate, their survival. And that is what the decision should be. Decisions about women’s reproductive health should not be made by politicians in Washington, D.C., but should honor the decisions that have been made by the Supreme Court, a decision made by the Supreme Court, recognizing the right of women to have that choice.
Not only does she claim a higher credibility than the Pope on this issue—which is strange since she’s a Roman Catholic—but in all her loquaciousness she still fails to answer the question. Why? Because she cannot go there. She cannot concede for a moment that the question is even relevant because the moment she does, she loses. She doesn’t have the intellectual honesty to face the question. So eyes close, fingers plug the ears, and “Nah, nah, nah, nah…” She may think that no one will notice the tantrum, but she is dead wrong on that. Everyone notices, and it is why her side is losing in the court of public opinion.