“What I agree on is that whatever I believe, agree with the popes on, is not necessarily what public policy should be in the United States as people make their own judgments, honor their own responsibilities, and tend to the needs of their families,” she responded.
Pelosi’s comments came after she was asked, among other things, about Republican claims that Democrats have remained silent about recent attacks by pro-abortion activists targeting churches and pro-life pregnancy centers as the Supreme Court prepares to decide a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973.
In response to the attacks, several Republican senators and congressmen have called on Department of Justice to take action. More than 100 U.S. House members supported an investigation into “these acts of domestic terrorism” in a June 15 letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland. Sixteen senators sent a June 7 letter to Garland. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri sent a June 14 letter and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida sent a June 15 letter to Garland. SBA Pro-Life America and CatholicVote, along with other pro-life and political organizations, also sent Garland a letter demanding action.
The White House condemned pro-abortion violence following new threats from a group called Jane’s Revenge.
In her response, Pelosi said nothing about the attacks.