Nancy Pelosi: When Human Life Begins Has ‘No Basis’ in Public Policy

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., refused to answer a reporter’s question about when human life begins during a press conference on Thursday.

A reporter with, a website affiliated with the Media Research Center, asked Pelosi, “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood, is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?”

“Why don’t you take your ideological questions—I don’t, I don’t have—” Pelosi began.

“If it’s not a human being, what species is it?” the reporter pressed.

“No, listen, I want to say something to you,” Pelosi said. “I don’t know who you are, and you’re welcome to be here, freedom of this press. I am a devout practicing Catholic, a mother of five children. When my baby was born, my fifth child, my oldest child was six years old. I think I know more about this subject than you, with all due respect.”