California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (pictured), 81, has announced that she wants to continue representing the San Francisco area. During her announcement this week for a 19th term in Congress, she said more needs to be done to improve lives:
Pelosi: "When people ask me what are the three most important issues facing the Congress, I always say the same thing: our children, our children, our children."
But National Right to Life president Carol Tobias tells AFN some children clearly aren't important to Pelosi.
"She is leading the charge in the House of Representatives to kill between 800,000 and 900,000 children every year [through abortion]. That is hypocrisy at its absolute best," Tobias exclaims.
The House speaker – a devout Catholic who is known as being extremely pro-abortion – has a well-documented history of fighting for abortion: she voted against a partial-birth abortion ban and has frequently earned a 0% rating from NRLC. She even received the Margaret Sanger Award – Planned Parenthood's "highest honor" – in 2014.
More recently, Tobias explains, Pelosi wants to federalize the "right" to abortion, removing authority for making those decisions from the citizens of the individual states.
"Nancy Pelosi is pushing for legislation that would overturn every pro-life law that has been adopted in the states and would like to make abortion legal in all 50 states for any reason during all nine months of pregnancy," the NRLC leader states.
And the California Democrat has continually pushed for tax dollars to pay for it, which is something survey after survey reveals is contrary to the view of most adult Americans.
Tobias adds that based on Pelosi's track record, "there is just no way she can say that she is working for the children."
Pelosi will turn 82 in March. She had previously vowed to step down as the leader of House Democrats after the 2022 election.