Speaker Nancy Pelosi avoided an uncomfortable question on Thursday about terror attacks on crisis pregnancy centers by cloaking herself in her claim of being “a very Catholic person.”
WATCH: @SpeakerPelosi after refusing to answer whether she believes abortion is murder: “I’m a very Catholic person.”
Pelosi voted for a bill that would allow abortion on demand up until the moment of birth ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/TSMjeNYRcI
— Chad Gilmartin (@ChadGilmartinCA) June 16, 2022
Terror attacks involving arson and vandalism against crisis pregnancy centers have surged nationwide since the leak of the draft opinion from the Supreme Court indicating the reversal of Roe v. Wade is likely to come shortly.
Republicans have urged the Biden Department of Justice to investigate the violent acts as violations of anti-terrorism statutes. Attorney General Merrick Garland appears to believe that investigating the crimes is not important, and has been a face of the White House’s criticism of the pro-life organizations as “harmful” and “predatory.”
As the topic arose last week in a media appearance, Pelosi refused to condemn the terror attacks and instead made the discussion about her personal support for legal abortion on demand nationwide.
Pelosi promoted the House vote last September for the Women’s Health Protection Act. That radical bill is designed to codify a federal right to legal abortion up to the moment of birth. It would also remove protections for medical professionals who refuse to participate in abortions.
Rather than address the firebombings directly as violent political acts, Pelosi said “a woman has a right to choose, to live up to her responsibility.” She was quick to condemn the pro-life movement as “something uniquely American and not right.”
She cited countries including Ireland, Italy, and Mexico that she said had used legislation to “expand a woman’s right to choose.” She said those are “very Catholic countries,” and called herself a “very Catholic person.” Even as she gave herself that self-congratulation, she said that the Catholic Church should have no role in U.S. legal outcomes.
San Fransisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone barred Pelosi last month from receiving Holy Communion in her home diocese after she repeatedly refused to discuss her public support of abortion.
He wrote a letter to Pelosi telling her that she must reject her position opposing Church teaching to be allowed to receive communion again. He referred to her willful actions as a “manifestly grave sin.”
Cordileone’s decision is binding only in the San Francisco Diocese. Pelosi is still deemed eligible for communion in Washington, D.C., by Cardinal Wilton Gregory.