Washington D.C., May 23, 2019 / 09:00 am
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has condemned the recent passage of pro-life laws in several states and accused pro-life lawmakers of being afraid of women.
"This is about lack of respect for women," said Pelosi on Wednesday while speaking at a event for the Center for American Progress.
"This is about some fear that is in our community, our society about women having the ability to have the size and timing of their families working with their husbands, with their doctors, with their God whatever it is, but to just see it as a choice issue is one piece of it."
Pelosi, who describes herself as a "practicing and respectful Catholic," also accused the lawmakers of disrespecting women by failing to pass equal pay or family medical leave policies, and targeting birth control and in-vitro fertilization. She said the language used by pro-life lawmakers was untruthful.