Pelosi silent on pro-abortion attacks: ‘I’m very Catholic and I support abortion’

Katie Yoder   By Katie Yoder for CNA


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks to reporters during her weekly news conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on June 16, 2022 in Washington, D.C. / Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 16, 2022 / 12:42 pm (CNA).

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday again invoked her Catholic faith while asserting her pro-abortion stance, but she remained silent on mounting attacks targeting Catholic churches and pro-life pregnancy centers.

“I’m a very Catholic person and I believe in every woman’s right to make her own decisions,” the Democrat from California said during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill.

The Catholic Church considers abortion — the destruction of a human person — a grave evil.

At the same press conference, Pelosi declined to say whether she agreed with Pope St. John Pau ll and Pope Francis that “abortion is murder.”

“What I agree on is that whatever I believe, agree with the popes on, is not necessarily what public policy should be in the United States as people make their own judgments, honor their own responsibilities, and tend to the needs of their families,” she responded.

Pelosi’s comments came after she was asked, among other things, about Republican claims that Democrats have remained silent about recent attacks by pro-abortion activists targeting churches and pro-life pregnancy centers. Republicans also have accused Democrats of helping to fuel the attacks with pro-abortion rhetoric as the Supreme Court prepares to decide a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973.

In her response, Pelosi said nothing about the attacks.

“A woman has a right to choose, to live up to her responsibility,” Pelosi began. “It’s up to her, her doctor, her family, her husband, her significant other, and her god.” You can hear her remarks in the video below beginning at the 18:00 mark.

She called “talk of politicizing all of this” “something uniquely American and not right.”

Pelosi also noted that “very Catholic countries” such as Ireland, Italy, and Mexico have had legislative initiatives “to expand a woman’s right to choose.”

Over the years, Pelosi has defended abortion multiple times while citing her Catholic faith. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone announced on May 20 that Pelosi may no longer receive Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Several other archbishops and bishops followed his lead.

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  1. Pray for this woman to receive the gift of contrition.

    Meanwhile – to her goes the coveted (?) award for oxymoron of the week/month/year/decade.

    • Nancy Pelosi has supported abortion rights for 40-50 years. At that rate, she’s prime matter for a committal reward ceremony (and judgment, God rest her soul).

  2. Nancy Pelosi is out-of-date, on Ireland at least. Time to get with-it, Nancy. Ireland was a Catholic country. Was, past tense.

    • Hi Gilberta. Abortion is legal in only 8 of its 32 states in Mexico. The majority of the people don’t want abortion legalized, but, the government wants the American dollars to continue flowing into Mexico.

  3. After a list of five influential persons, herself first, down to her significant other, finally god. Priorities matter, but God’s creation of man in his image was not given to brought into this world and subject to a variety of personal priorities to kill it or nurture it.
    God we know judges the soul. We judge ourselves to condemnation when we kill the innocent, or endorse the killing of the innocent. Archbishop Cordileone went to great length to touch a hardened heart. What we do to others manifests what we are. If there’s any indication of the Apostle’s warning not to receive the Eucharist unworthily, it’s manifest in the shivering coldness of the Speaker’s disdain for those who love life, her unwillingness to protect them from harm. She prefers to praise drag queens for their creative expression of freedom. This administration, this culture is rapidly becoming [already is?] purveyors of sodomy and death. The two are intimately related.

  4. Nancy Pelosi is everything that is wrong in this world. She is no true Catholic, and she will be judged by the one that matters – God. It will be a rude awakening for her on that day.

  5. It doesn’t matter how Catholic you are, you are still killing a living human being which is a very evil thing to do and a mortal sin if you happen to be a Catholic. But then killing an innocent human being is a crime against nature itself and not simply a Catholic religious belief.. Killing a child, even if she/he is in the womb, is still killing a living human being. It is simply someone who happens to be alive inside of a mother’s womb. Is the logic of it that it is ok to kill a human being as long as he or she is in a mother’s womb? If you cannot actually see this person’s face then, it is ok to kill them? They won’t be missed. There wasn’t a space they filled. It is just easy to get away with doing it to someone who can’t resist you or fight back. It’s actually a sneaky thing to do. The absence of the murder victim will go unnoticed. It isn’t like you will see them one day and not the next because you never actually do see them. The mother and dad could see them through an X-ray but not actually be able to touch the person, hear their cry. It is a pretty impersonal killing of someone you never see, hear, smell or touch. It makes it easy when there is very little or no contact giving any pleasant sensual affirmation.

  6. JimnEm above – not sure about the point of your comment but thanks for the information on Mexico. My comment was on Ireland specifically. Like many, Nancy Pelosi seems to operate under the illusion that Ireland is still a Catholic country.

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