‘Catholic’ Pelosi: Saving Unborn Babies from Abortion Is a ‘Catastrophe’
House Speaker weighs in on Texas law
Pelosi, a self-proclaimed "Catholic,” blasted the U.S. Supreme Court’s silence on the application by abortion providers for an injunction.
The law now bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around the sixth week of pregnancy.
“SCOTUS’s failure to block #SB8 has delivered catastrophe to women in Texas,” Pelosi tweeted.
“This radical law is an all out effort to erase the rights and protections of Roe v Wade.”
Every woman, everywhere has the constitutional and moral right to basic reproductive health care. We will fight SB8 and all immoral and dangerous attacks on women’s health and freedoms with all our strength.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) September 1, 2021
Pelosi then said ending the life of an unborn baby is “basic reproductive health care.”
“Every woman, everywhere has the constitutional and moral right to basic reproductive health care,” she continued.
“We will fight SB8 and all immoral and dangerous attacks on women’s health and freedoms with all our strength.”
In July, Pelosi used her “Catholic” faith to justify why she supports taxpayer-funded abortions:
"As a devout Catholic and mother of five in six years, I feel that God blessed my husband and me with our beautiful family — five children in six years almost to the day.
"But… it’s not up to me to dictate that that’s what other people should do.
"And it’s an issue of fairness and justice for poor women in our country."
But San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone responded to the speaker’s comments that for her “to use the smokescreen of abortion as an issue of health and fairness to poor women is the epitome of hypocrisy.”
“No one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it,” Cordileone asserted.
“What about the health of the baby being killed?” the archbishop added.
“What about giving poor women real choice so they are supported in choosing life?
"This would give them fairness and equality to women of means, who can afford to bring a child into the world.”
John Seago, Texas Right to Life Legislative Director, responded following the abortion providers’ application to the High Court:
"The abortion industry is using their last, desperate option in an attempt to block the life-saving Texas Heartbeat Act from taking effect Wednesday.
"This anti-Life lawsuit is invalid.
"We are hopeful that Justice Alito will examine the compelling arguments raised explaining why the case should be ultimately dismissed."