Pelosi’s session with reporters, which ran more than an hour, began with a question about whether she could sell the House on a Senate version of the health care bill that “doesn’t have a public option, doesn’t expand Medicare for the (age) 55 to 64 group, and has abortion language that is completely different from the House.”
On the last point, on the abortion language, Pelosi interjected “thank God.”
God is a theme with abortion supporters lately. At an anti-Stupak rally I attended in the Senate recently, abortion was declared a “God-given right.” I wrote at the time:
to close their rally on the Hill, Dr. Veazey invoked not only the civil-rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr., but also God the Almighty Himself. Dr. Veazey, along with others at the rally, held the Catholic bishops up to scorn.
“We are also here to call out the U.S. Conference of [Catholic] Bishops, because no one religion, no theological perspective should get the kind of weight that they can [to] put pressure on the Congress,” Dr. Veazey told those gathered last Wednesday at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, sounding very much the preacher, here with one of Caesar’s thrones as his pulpit. “We in the religious community resent,” he said, the fact that the bishops can “hold the whole Congress up and say, ‘If we don’t get our way, we will work against health reform.’” Dr. Veazey insisted: “We believe that no religion should carry that kind of weight in legislation.”