During a panel discussion on health care at East Los Angeles College on Monday, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the audience that while she didn’t want to be a “fear-monger,” what Republicans are trying to do with “a woman’s right to choose” abortion is “really dangerous.” She also argued that if people really want fewer abortions, they should want to fund places that promote “family planning,” like Planned Parenthood, the biggest abortion provider in the nation.
“I don’t want to be a fear-monger, but this is scary. This is really dangerous what they’re trying to do to a woman’s right to choose,” Pelosi said in comments reported by The Blaze.
The Democratic leader then pivoted to mocking Republicans for supposedly being against “big government” when it comes to things like “clean air” and “clean water,” but wanting to use the government to clamp down on abortion — which are performed in America at a rate of about 650,000 per year over the last decade (down from well over a million in the ’90s).
“It’s a funny thing because they don’t believe in governance, they don’t want clean air, clean water, food safety — all those things that governments do, they don’t want this, they don’t want that, but they — Big government when it comes to a woman’s right to choose. Big government there,” she said. “So this, we have a fight on our hands.”