It appears President Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi can't. Seriously, if this question wasn't so very important, these answers would be hilarious. Can anyone watch these videos and find either Obama or Pelosi trustworthy? I can't.
and now.... Nancy Pelosi (I'm searching for audio or video clip because it says so much more than just the words. For now you can read her reply. Embarrassing. And she calls herself a Catholic!)
On the July 26 edition of CNN’s State of the Union host John King asked Pelosi: “If this bill passes and there’s a public option, should that public option cover abortions?”
Pelosi said: “That’s not--that’s not the issue. The issue is people go out there to--we’ll be working on that issue. But that’s not the issue. …” (My interjection: It is the issue because it is the question being asked!!! Answer the question! It's easy. Yes or No!)
King then asked the Speaker about pro-life Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who has said he wants language similar to the Hyde Amendment, to restrict taxpayer-funding of abortion, in the health care reform bill.
Pelosi said: “Well, I don’t know that that – that Bart’s language is exactly that. But those – we have people who are working together to help promote health insurance for all Americans, that people will be treated the same in a public option as they are in a private option and that this issue should not be an issue, being respectful of Bart Stupak’s concerns and respectful of full reproductive health care for America’s women.”
Question asked on or around minute 4:30 of the video below.