House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) deflected a question from a reporter on Thursday when she was asked whether a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being.
The question was regarding the upcoming Supreme Court review of a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The high court is expected to hear the case this fall.
Julia Johnson, a CNS News reporter, asked Pelosi the question during her weekly press conference.
“Let me just say that I’m a big supporter of Roe vs. Wade,” Pelosi replied. “I am a mother of five children in six years. I think I have some standing on this issue as to respecting a woman’s right to choose.”
The reporter, however, wasn’t going to let the speaker off the hook.
“Is it a human being?” the reporter asked again.
Without responding, Pelosi pointed to another reporter in the room to ask a question.
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