Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that though she was “blessed” to have five children “as a devout Catholic,” “poor women” need taxpayer funded abortion.
The California Democrat spoke on Capitol Hill where she falsely said that Democrats have not blocked Republican attempts to ban taxpayer funding of abortions before describing taxpayer funded abortion as “an issue of health, as an issue of fairness.”
“It’s an issue of health of many women in America, especially those in lower income situations, and different states, and it is something that has been a priority for many of us a long time,” Pelosi said.
The House Speaker then echoed a popular media description of President Joe Biden’s faith.
“As a devout Catholic and mother of five and six years, I feel that God blessed my husband and me with our beautiful family, five children in six years almost to the day,” she said. “But it’s not up to me to dictate that that’s what other people should and it is an issue of fairness and justice for poor women in our country.”
Pelosi did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Pelosi’s archbishop, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, told the DCNF in May that he has had “conversations” with her about abstaining from receiving Holy Communion at mass as a pro-abortion Catholic.
“Because we are dealing with public figures and public examples of cooperation in moral evil, this correction can also take the public form of exclusion from the reception of Holy Communion,” Cordileone wrote in his document, Before I Formed You In The Womb, I Knew You. “When other avenues are exhausted, the only recourse a pastor has left is the public medicine of temporary exclusion from the Lord’s Table. This is a bitter medicine, but the gravity of the evil of abortion can sometimes warrant it.”
“I have had such conversations with Speaker Pelosi, she knows that I stand by Church teaching, and I know she’s respectful enough not to do anything so provocative,” the archbishop said in May.
“In the case of President Biden or any other prominent Catholic, I think what I would do is if I knew that they were coming into the area here and planned to attend mass, I would try to have those conversations as well ahead of time,” he added.
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