Pelosi: GOP ‘May Have a Religious View About Abortion — but Birth Control?’
By Eric Scheiner
(CNSNews.com)- At a breakfast rally for the California Democratic Party earlier this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she understood the religious views of Republicans on abortion but she described their opposition to government funding of contraception as “extremism”.
“It’s really important to point out the extremism of Republicans. They may have a religious view about abortion — but birth control? Birth control? – that they would shut down the government of the United States rather than fund Planned Parenthood. What more do you need to know about them,” Pelosi asked the gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina. [This catholic, persistently and manifestly pushing abortion and contraception despite her clear obligation as a Catholic to act according to the Church’s teaching in this matter of morals which cannot be fudged.]
Pelosi has been outspoken about her Catholic faith in the past.
Catholic teachings condemn the use of sterilization, contraception and abortion, based in part on the premise that man has no right to veto God’s decision to bring a new life into the world.
In April of last year, Democrats refused to pass any budget bill if it contained a measure to defund Planned Parenthood. Republicans dropped a measure that would have eliminated $363 million in Title X funding for Planned Parenthood in negotiations to avoid a government shutdown.