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Pelosi: Ardent, Practicing Catholic

John on August 24, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Ed at HotAir has video of Pelosi’s appearance on Meet the Press this morning (which I slept through). I just knew she would say something memorable, and I was not wrong. Here she is:

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As Ed rightly notes, Pelosi has made a complete hash of Christian history. Granted I’m not Catholic, but prior to 1500 that distinction was moot. I do know that the early Christian church spoke out unequivocably about abortion and the practice of “exposure.” Ed notes a couple of examples which you can check at the link above. There are many more he could have used.

The most telling point of Pelosi’s spiel is this moment:

Roe v. Wade talks about very clear definitions of when the chi…–first trimester, certain considerations; second trimester; not so third trimester.

If you listen to her again, you’ll notice that she actually chokes on the word “child.” Wait let’s rephrase that. The word “child” undergoes a partial-birth abortion, making it most of the way out of her mouth before having its denotative skull punctured and its connotative brain sucked out.

Pelosi then goes on a ramble about people making the choice between themselves and their god. If she wants to argue for freedom of conscience in this area that’s fine. But it wasn’t the question. The question was “What do you think?” Why can’t she answer that one? Not for everyone but for herself. Why can’t she say, “I’m pro-choice because I believe the government should not decide when human life begins, but personally I think the answer is 16 weeks.” What’s clear is that Pelosi is much more concerned with observing the verities of Planned Parenthood than she is with the historic witness of the church, Catholic or otherwise.

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