23 May In-the-News Update [Issue: Life]
President Biden made an unexpected appearance at a gala hosted by EMILY’s List, a prominent pro-abortion rights group, to honor Rep. Nancy Pelosi. The event took place in Washington, D.C., as part of EMILY’s List’s 2023 national gala. Biden surprised attendees by delivering a flower bouquet to Pelosi and commending her efforts to expand abortion access for women. Despite the White House initially announcing a lid for the day, it was lifted before the president’s impromptu appearance. During his speech, Biden praised Pelosi as one of the most significant speakers in American history, emphasizing her remarkable achievements rather than her gender. Additionally, Biden acknowledged Vice President Kamala Harris’s advocacy for abortion access, jokingly stating that he works for her in the White House.