Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently stated that restricting abortion is “sinful.” The self-proclaimed Catholic raised any eyebrows after making this absurd statement.
She was at a Roundtable on Women’s Reproductive Health, where the topic of abortion came up. The event was held at the University of California in San Francisco, and celebrated Women’s Health Day of Action.
Pelosi called any disagreement with abortion an “assault on women of color” and “sinful.”
“But one word that pervaded through all of the discussion was the word ‘justice.’ The fact that this is such an assault on women of color and women — lower income families — is just sinful,” Pelosi told the audience.
Despite abortion being the murder of an unborn child, Pelosi repeatedly called opposition to the barbaric act sinful.
“It’s sinful. It’s wrong that they would be able to say to women what they think women should be doing with their lives and their bodies. But it’s sinful, the injustice of it all,” she said.
Nancy Pelosi: It's "sinful" to protect babies from abortions.
God: "Thou shalt not murder."
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When the Supreme Court removed the Roe v. Wade ruling, the California Democrat called the constitutionally-backed decision “outrageous and heart-wrenching” and showed the GOP’s “dark and extreme goal of ripping away women’s right to make their own reproductive health decisions.”
Some Catholic leaders have banned Pelosi from receiving communion. For example, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone did not allow the speaker to receive Holy Communion at the archdiocese he oversees.
Cordileone personally wrote to Pelosi, telling her that priests would not give her communion if she attended.
“A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others. Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons ‘are not to be admitted to Holy Communion,'” the bishop wrote in the letter.
The archbishop of San Francisco said Speaker Nancy Pelosi may no longer receive Holy Communion in her home diocese after repeatedly defending abortion rights over the past monthhttps://t.co/f1QcwPRj2T
— POLITICO (@politico) May 20, 2022
The liberal Representative leader has been quiet about religious criticism as her radical beliefs continue seeping into her political legacy.
As abortion continues to divide the country, politicians like Pelosi strongly villainize anyone who takes a pro-life stance.