Nancy Pelosi refuses to say if she agrees with Pope Francis that “abortion is murder”

Nancy Pelosi refuses to say if she agrees with Pope Francis that “abortion is murder”

Nancy Pelosi insisted on Wednesday that she is a “very Catholic” after dodging a question about Pope Francis and John Paul II condemning abortion as murder.

CNS News reports that one of her journalists asked Pelosi about her pro-abortion views that conflicted with her Catholic faith during her weekly press conference.

Though Pelosi professes to be a devout Catholic, she has a radically pro-abortion vote record, which includes efforts to force taxpayers to pay for the killing of unborn babies in elective abortions and pushing states to legalize abortion on demand, even if Roe v. Wade that is. Overthrown.

When questioned on Wednesday, a CNS News reporter asked, “St. John Paul II said in Evangelium Vitae that abortion is murder. Pope Francis told the Pontifical Academy for Life that abortion is ‘true murder’. Do you agree with John Paul II and Pope Francis that abortion is murder?”

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Pelosi didn’t answer the question directly, arguing that people “should be allowed to make their judgment.”

“What I agree with is that whatever I believe or agree with the popes is not necessarily what public policy in the United States should be, as people make their judgments, respect their responsibilities, and meet the needs of their families,” she said.

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Nancy Pelosi declined to answer whether she agreed with Pope Francis and former Pope John Paul II that “abortion is murder.”

Question from our intern, Janey Olohan

— CNSNews (@cnsnews) June 16, 2022

According to the report, the Democratic leader also avoided condemning a growing wave of violence against pro-life maternity centers and churches in recent weeks. Dozens of pro-life organizations and churches have been victims of vandalism and arson since news broke in May of a leaked draft ruling that the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade this summer.

“In terms of abortion, there have been several attacks on churches and crisis maternity centers. Republicans are going after Democrats because they don’t say anything, and they say your rhetoric is contributing to these attacks on these crisis maternity centers,” another journalist asked her.

Pelosi, in particular, did not condemn the violence in her response.

“Well, let me just say this,” Pelosi said. “A woman has the right to choose, to fulfill her responsibility. It’s up to her doctor, her family, her husband, her significant other, and her God. This talk of politicizing it all is uniquely American and not right.”

She added: “I am a very Catholic, and I believe in the right of every woman to make her own decisions. Any questions about another topic because I’m not going to talk about that?”

Pelosi’s pro-abortion agenda and her Catholic faith have received renewed attention since her bishop, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, said he would refuse her Communion unless she repents.

Pelosi supports a radical pro-abortion bill that would force states to legalize abortions for almost any reason up to birth, even if Roe is destroyed, force Catholic hospitals and pro-life medical workers to participate in the killing of unborn babies, and force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions.

Last fall, Cordileone said the legislation amounts to “child sacrifice” and rebuked Catholic politicians who support it. He said the bill is what you would expect from a devout Satanist, not a devout Catholic.

But Pelosi laughed at the archbishop’s statement at a news conference, saying she and Cordileone “disagree over who should decide this.”

Many US bishops and priests have expressed concern that pro-abortion Catholic politicians such as Pelosi and President Joe Biden are “causing scandal” for the Catholic Church by encouraging evil. They have said the Church must do something to clarify that Catholics cannot support the killing of unborn babies through abortion and must repent before taking Communion.