Nancy Pelosi spoke at the National Abortion Rights Action League’s “Power of Choice Luncheon,” at the InterContinental San Francisco hotel yesterday. The Chronicle’s Politics Blog</a> captured on video some of her remarks, slamming House Republicans for voting to defund Planned Parenthood.

“For a long time I’ve been trying to convince people that our colleagues in the congress are not just about the issue of abortion; they don’t support family planning. People never would believe that, they thought we were exaggerating…How could it be? How out of touch could they be? But now, the public will see. And maybe it had to come to this…so that the country can see this is about a limitation of your freedom, women, and your families.

Video: Nancy Pelosi at Pro-Choice Luncheon 29 March,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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