Self proclaimed Catholic and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi gave a horrendous answer after being asked if she considered an unborn baby at 15 weeks a “human being.”
“Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being?” one reporter asked the Speaker.
“Let me just say that I am a big supporter of Roe v. Wade. I am a mother of five children in six years. I think I have some standing on this issue as to respecting a woman’s right to choose,” Pelosi said.
Reporter asks Nancy Pelosi, “Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being?”
Pelosi: “Let me just say that I am a big supporter of Roe v. Wade. I am a mother of five children in six years. I think I have some standing on this issue as to respecting a woman’s right to choose.” pic.twitter.com/JnCX67Cfk3
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 17, 2021
Check out what Yahoo News reported:
The Supreme Court decided in May to review a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks. The high court will hear the case in the fall.
A lower federal court blocked the Mississippi law earlier this year.
Pelosi and other high-ranking political figures are under new scrutiny over their pro-abortion rights views.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has begun delving into whether it should allow President Joe Biden and other top national leaders who are Catholic to receive Holy Communion if they are also in favor of abortion. Pope Francis warned bishops this week against politically weaponizing Communion.
The Catholic Church is currently debating on whether or not politicians who support abortion should be allowed to receive communion.
The Wall Street Journal reports more on the topic:
U.S. Catholic bishops are set to debate on Thursday whether to deny Communion to President Biden or other politicians who support abortion rights, a question that has split the U.S. Catholic hierarchy and raised tensions between its leadership and Pope Francis.
The issue has become a proxy for disagreements among bishops about which agenda to prioritize in their dealings with U.S. political leaders: traditional moral and cultural values, or social and economic justice. The debate also reflects bishops’ different views over the leadership of Pope Francis, who has played down abortion as a political issue by comparison with his predecessors.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, or USCCB, is considering a proposed doctrinal document on the Eucharist that would include a section on the conditions under which Catholic politicians may receive Communion. Some bishops have wanted that section to state that politicians who support abortion rights such as Mr. Biden are ineligible to receive the sacrament. The Vatican has discouraged such a move, warning that it could be divisive, and the pope himself has signaled his preference for a more conciliatory approach to the Biden administration.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, a leading conservative among the bishops, told The Wall Street Journal in March, “I do not think [Mr. Biden] should be presenting himself for Communion.”
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