Pelosi: GOP 'May Have a Religious View About Abortion--But Birth Control?’

By Eric Scheiner | September 5, 2012 | 11:13am EDT

( At a breakfast rally for the California Democratic Party earlier this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized Republicans for having what she called a "religious" view about birth control and wanting to defund Planned Parenthood.

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“It’s really important to point out the extremism of Republicans," Pelosi said. "They may have a religious view about abortion--but birth control? Birth control? That they would shut down the government of the United States rather than fund Planned Parenthood. What more do you need to know about them."

Pelosi, in the past, has been outspoken about her Catholic faith, a faith that teaches that sterilization, artificial contraception and abortion are wrong.

In April of last year, Democrats refused to pass any appropriations bill if it contained a measure to defund Planned Parenthood. Republicans dropped a measure that would have eliminated $363 million in Title X funding for Planned Parenthood in negotiations to avoid a government shutdown.

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