Democratic lawmakers and 2020 presidential candidates have largely avoided the quickly escalating national debate over late-term abortions prompted by state bills that would roll back those restrictions – and by controversial comments from supportive officials – as conservatives press party leaders to take a stand.
After Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s comments about a late-term abortion bill in his state sparked outrage this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed not to be following the issue.
“I just don’t know what he said,” she told reporters Thursday.
Other congressional Democrats likewise declined to comment to Fox News, winding up a two-day retreat on Capitol grounds saying the issue never came up.
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