Pelosi asked if Democratic rhetoric is fueling violence against pro-life churches and clinics
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was pressed Thursday on whether Democrats’ rhetoric regarding the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. fuels violence against pro-life churches and clinics.
Reporters asked Pelosi at her daily press conference if she thought blue party rhetoric was behind the attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers and churches plaguing the country.
The speaker – a Catholic who was denied communion by the Archbishop of San Francisco for his views on abortion – did not condemn the attacks, saying instead that the politicization of the issue of abortion “is uniquely American”.
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“Well, let me say this: A woman has the right to choose. Living up to her responsibility rests with her, her doctor, her family, her husband, her significant other, and her God. “, said the speaker.
“This discussion about the politicization of all of this, I think, is something uniquely American and not fair,” she continued. “Other countries, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, have had legislative initiatives to extend women’s right to choose. Very Catholic countries.”
“I’m a very Catholic person and I believe in every woman’s right to make her own decisions,” Pelosi added.
Pelosi’s abortion recommendation, however, has put her at odds with Catholic clergy, such as San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone who announced last month that the speaker would be denied communion.
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Cordileone wrote to the California Democrat, advising her that she should not show up for Holy Communion at Mass and that priests would not distribute Communion to her if she showed up.
“A Catholic legislator who supports induced abortion, after learning the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of the gravest scandal to others. Communion,” he said in the letter.