Washington D.C., May 5, 2017 / 12:53 pm
Debate continues over the Democratic Party's acceptance of pro-life members, voters and politicians, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made comments signaling that she is open to them.
The San Francisco Democrat cited her own childhood in a "very Catholic family" in an Italian-American sector of Baltimore.
"Most of those people – my family, extended family – are not pro-choice. You think I'm kicking them out of the Democratic Party?" she told the Washington Post May 2.
She said that the Democrats were united by "our values about working families," suggesting that Democrats' perceived rigidity on issues like gay marriage and abortion helped elect Republican Donald Trump as president. She cited the fact that the passage of the 2010 health care law was possible only after securing assurances it would not fund abortion.