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August 28, 2008

Nancy Pelosi Claims Catholic Church Is Unclear on Abortion

Posted by Dave Blount at August 28, 2008 8:57 AM

If Nancy Pelosi is to be believed, Obama isn't the only one who can't figure out when human life begins. Neither can the Catholic Church. Here she is on NBC's Meet the Depressed, via One Mom:

MR. BROKAW: Senator Obama saying the question of when life begins is above his pay grade, whether you're looking at it scientifically or theologically. If he were to come to you and say, "Help me out here, Madame Speaker. When does life begin?" what would you tell him?
REP. PELOSI: I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition.

Actually, the Church is well aware that human life begins at conception.

Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl responds to Pelousy:

Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.

As do Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput and his auxiliary bishop James Conley:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them. […Abortion] is always gravely evil, and so are the evasions employed to justify it.

Another prominent Dem who blasphemously claims to be a Catholic is Joe Biden, whom Chaput considers unqualified to take Communion because of his pro-abortion politics.

Cardinal Edward Egan, archbishop of New York, was also taken aback by Nasty Nancy's lie:

What the Speaker had to say about theologians and their positions regarding abortion was not only misinformed; it was also, and especially, utterly incredible in this day and age.
We are blessed in the 21st century with crystal-clear photographs and action films of the living realities within their pregnant mothers. No one with the slightest measure of integrity or honor could fail to know what these marvelous beings manifestly, clearly, and obviously are, as they smile and wave into the world outside the womb.
In simplest terms, they are human beings with an inalienable right to live, a right that the Speaker of the House of Representatives is bound to defend at all costs for the most basic of ethical reasons [and moonbats who pretend otherwise] should not be providing leadership in a civilized democracy worthy of the name.

I'll take that as a hint that Cardinal Egan won't be voting for Obama.

Via The Ryskind Sketchbook, here are a few more of Pelousy's theological insights:


On a tip from Burning Hot.