Emily Ward reports at CNSNews.com:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the Texas Tribune on Saturday that she felt famous feminists "crowding" her in her chair during her first meeting with President George W. Bush at the White House after becoming part of the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives.
"I'd never had this experience before, but I was just crowded in in my chair and I was like, What is happening here?" Pelosi told an audience at the Sept. 29 interview.
"And then I realized," Pelosi said, "that, sitting on the chair with me in that White House meeting while President Bush was speaking, was Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, they were all right there on the chair with me. And I heard them say, 'At last we have a seat at the table.'"
"Three of these women -- Anthony, Stanton and Paul -- were also pro-life, in contrast to Pelosi's pro-abortion views," Ward writes.
"In her interview, Pelosi suggested that a woman's 'right' to have an abortion was non-negotiable, Ward continues.
"One place you can't find common ground, I can just tell you this, is on the issue of a woman's right to choose. That is the thing that is an absolute," Pelosi said, CNSNews reports.
"According to Feminists for Life, a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots organization which opposes abortion, Paul held a very different point of view," Ward reports. "When feminists began to link the Equal Rights Act (ERA) with abortion, Paul 'opposed' this trend, saying, 'Abortion is the ultimate in the exploitation of women'."