Rep. Nancy Pelosi successfully thwarted an attempt by Rep. Tim Ryan to unseat her as House Minority Leader. Ryan had been urging Democrats to go in a new direction.
When it comes to life, religious freedom and family values, Pelosi remains the poster child for the progressive push in Congress. She was one of the chief architects of Obamacare and is staunchly pro-abortion.
“Nancy Pelosi is a chief purveyor of voter-rejected Democratic abortion extremism,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. “Democrats would rather continue to be in the minority than stray from their pro-abortion orthodoxy. Their support for painful late-term abortion and taxpayer-funded abortion has left voters behind.”
As Republicans work toward replacing Obamacare, Pelosi will likely fight to keep the failed program intact.
“We’d like to see the Trump administration stop taxpayer funding of abortion – in Obamacare and elsewhere,” said Paul Weber, president and CEO of Family Policy Alliance. “After that, conscientious objections to abortion need to be strengthened in any health care plan presented. Religious freedoms are outlined in our Constitution precisely because they belong to every American. And they should be fortified so no one is forced to violate their deeply held beliefs.”
Weber said the Democrats decision to go with Pelosi may come back to haunt them.
“Democrats are losing elections at the state and federal level,” he said. “Yet they continue to uphold failed policies and failed leadership. We can expect Nancy Pelosi and her caucus to push back against any positive change brought forward. Conservatives should continue to advance a pro-family agenda, because the people have spoken – and that’s what they want.”