Megyn Kelly Calls Nancy Pelosi “Sexist” for Slamming Justices in the Hobby Lobby Case
Megyn Kelly got fired up on Thursday night’s episode of the Kelly File, taking issue with House Minority Speaker Nancy Peolosi’s statements about the five male justices who voted in the majority in the Hobby Lobby case. Kelly called Peolsi’s remarks “the latest installment of misleading hysteria.”
After playing a clip of Pelosi telling an audience on Thursday that “we should be afraid of this court, that five guys are determining which contraceptions are legal or not. It’s not her boss’ business,” Kelly said, “That’s an statement intended to stoke resentment.”
A full transcript of Kelly’s piece is below:
Well more outrage tonight from the left over the hobby lobby decision which upheld certain company’s religious rights to decline to cover some birth control. The latest installment comes from the House Minority Leader.
Nancy Pelosi (in video clip):
We should be afraid of this court. That five guys should start determining what contraceptions are legal or not… That court decision was a frightening one that five men should get down to the specifics of whether a woman should use a diaphragm or whether she should pay for it herself or her boss. It’s not her boss’s business.
Nancy Pelosi either doesn’t know what she is talking about or is intentionally misleading you. First of all the gender of the justices in the Hobby Lobby majority is irrelevant. Mrs. Pelosi’s reference to it is obviously an attempt to stoke resentment. When Roe vs. Wade was decided it was all men in the majority. Does she think those justices were ill-equipped to fairly decide that case? Or is it only when a judge disagrees with Mrs. Pelosi that his gender is an issue. If Speaker john Boehner made a similar comment about the female Supreme Court justices, Nancy Pelosi would be crying sexism and that’s what she is guilty of here.
Moreover, the five men in the Hobby Lobby majority did not, I repeat, did not “determine what contraceptions are legal” nor they did get down to the specifics of “whether a woman should use a diaphragm.” What a gross misrepresentation. News flash, all birth control that was legal before this decision remains legal today. The high court simply found that a religious freedom law which was cosponsored by none other than, wait for it, Nancy Pelosi, sometimes protects corporations from being forced to violate their religious beliefs. She cosponsored the law that gave them the right!
Neither the high court or Hobby Lobby took issue with Kathleen Sebelius’s minions over at HHS mandating behind closed doors after Obamacare was passed, that companies cover birth control. Sixteen forms of it in fact. But the majority did say Hobby Lobby still had the right to object to covering four terms of birth control that happen to terminate a fertilized egg, which some believe is abortion. No one ruled those contraceptives were illegal and the diaphragm was never even discussed. It wasn’t one of the birth control forms at issue, which she should know since she famously promised us that after Obamacare was passed at some point, we’d know what was in it.