Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich believes that radical Democrats would rather forgo health care than allow a health care bill to pass with language that would specifically prevent taxpayer money from going to pay for abortions.
Watch him say that to The Brody file. The clip is below and read the transcript, too.
I think we really underestimate the depth of their ideological fervor and the degree to which they are pro-abortion. And if you remember in President Obama’s own period in the state senate where he actively defended third trimester abortions and actually defended the right of doctors of an abortion to kill the baby if the baby is born alive despite the abortion.
That’s a pretty extreme position so I think if somebody in the Senate offers an amendment that says no federal funding can go to pay for abortions. I think the Democrats will defeat it and I think in the House they won’t even let it come up.
I think they have a huge because the people who dominate the Democratic Party today are radical secular left-wingers. If you said to them you could have health care as long as you make it illegal for any tax money to go to abortion I suspect that they would rather not have healthcare.
Watch more of my interview with Gingrich here:
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