Nancy Pelosi refuses to answer question about the beginning of life

If a Republican had tried this with a question about rape or any other hot button issue, they'd be tarred and feathered.

At her daily press conference, Pelosi was asked whether “an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver” was a human being.

As you can imagine, things got a little testy after that.

Roll Call:

“Why don’t you take your ideological questions, I don’t have — ” Pelosi said, as the reporter cut her off to ask, “If it’s not a human being, what species is it?”

“Listen: I want to say something to you. I don’t know who you are,” Pelosi said to the reporter. “And you’re welcome to be here — freedom of this press. I am a devout, practicing Catholic. A mother of five children. When my baby was born, my fifth child, my oldest child, was six years old. I think I know more about this subject than you, with all due respect.”

When the reporter began to interrupt her again to seek clarification — “so it’s not a human being?” — Pelosi cut him off to say she did not “intend to respond to your questions which have no basis in what public policy is that we do here.”

What does being a mother have to do with whether you believe an unborn child is a human being? Nothing, really, but it sounds good on TV.

Being a Democrat means never having to explain any of your controversial positions on the issues.

If a Republican had tried this with a question about rape or any other hot button issue, they'd be tarred and feathered.

At her daily press conference, Pelosi was asked whether “an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver” was a human being.

As you can imagine, things got a little testy after that.

Roll Call:

“Why don’t you take your ideological questions, I don’t have — ” Pelosi said, as the reporter cut her off to ask, “If it’s not a human being, what species is it?”

“Listen: I want to say something to you. I don’t know who you are,” Pelosi said to the reporter. “And you’re welcome to be here — freedom of this press. I am a devout, practicing Catholic. A mother of five children. When my baby was born, my fifth child, my oldest child, was six years old. I think I know more about this subject than you, with all due respect.”

When the reporter began to interrupt her again to seek clarification — “so it’s not a human being?” — Pelosi cut him off to say she did not “intend to respond to your questions which have no basis in what public policy is that we do here.”

What does being a mother have to do with whether you believe an unborn child is a human being? Nothing, really, but it sounds good on TV.

Being a Democrat means never having to explain any of your controversial positions on the issues.