A Determined, Angry Nancy Pelosi Vows To Continue Abortion Fight

by | Jun 24, 2022 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In the end, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), whose political rise over decades has been intertwined with the fight to maintain legal abortion, turned to poetry.Facing reporters less than an hour after the Supreme Court ruled that Roe v. Wade was no more, Pelosi quoted a written statement that she had ready for this day, saying the decision underscored the need to keep Democratic control of Congress. She touted a gun bill that was going to become law.AdvertisementBut then she paused and returned to the abortion ruling, saying quietly, “I am personally overwhelmed by this decision” and proceeded to quote lyrics to a song she said she sometimes reads.“I have no other country/Even though my land is burning,” the song by Israeli lyricist and translator Ehud Manor begins. “Here is my home/I shall not be silent/For my country has changed her face,” Pelosi read, stopping to repeat the phrase “my country has changed her face.”“I shall not give up on her/I shall remind her/and sing into her ears until she opens her eyes,” Pelosi said.“Clearly, we hope that the Supreme Court would open its eyes.”House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced reporters less than an hour after the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade was released. Chip Somodevilla via Getty ImagesAdvertisementThe moment — an uncommonly emotional one for the usually reserved Pelosi — summed up her initial reaction: an apparent combination of anger, frustration and determination to press on, even as the odds seem o …

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