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At a Thursday press conference, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi condemned a bill that would prohibit abortions during the final four months of pregnancy with exceptions for when the life or physical health of the mother was at stake.

Asked what the moral difference is between what Dr. Kermit Gosnell did to babies born alive and aborting those same infants moments before birth, Pelosi refused to answer.

As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this,” Pelosi said. “This shouldn’t have anything to do with politics.

At one point Pelosi falsely claimed the bill that passed out of committee on Wednesday would ban all abortions, when in fact it’s simply a prohibition on abortion during the final four months of pregnancy, with exceptions for the life and physical health of the mother.

 “They would make it a federal law that there would be no abortion in our country,” Pelosi said.

According to the Gallup polling company, strong majorities of Americans think abortions should be generally illegal in the second- and third-trimester of pregnancy, as they are in many European countries.