'Pro-Abortion' Nancy Pelosi Receives Holy Communion at Papal Mass in Vatican
The Catholic church considers abortion murder
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi attended Mass in the Vatican and received Holy Communion not from the pope himself but from another priest assisting at the Mass.
But it was not clear if the priest was aware Pelosi had been banned from receiving Communion in her home archdiocese of San Francisco for promoting abortion.
The Catholic church considers abortion murder.
At a reception Tuesday evening at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, Pelosi said she was visiting Rome in a private capacity as part of a family vacation.
In 2021, Pelosi praised Pope Francis:
Pelosi said the Pope had “immense moral clarity,” but carefully avoided any mention of abortion, which Francis has described as “murder” and a “scourge,” likening it to hiring a paid assassin to take out a child.
A “just society recognizes the primacy of the right to life from conception to natural death,” he has asserted.
Pelosi said that she knew “more about having babies than the pope,” insisting that a woman has “the right” to an abortion.
In her acceptance speech for abortion giant Planned Parenthood’s highest honor — the Margaret Sanger Award — Pelosi, who identifies as a Catholic, went still further, calling pro-lifers (like the pope) “dumb,” “closed-minded,” and “oblivious.”
In a 2015 interview, Francis underscored the paradox of modern secular societies that go to great lengths to protect children from harm, and yet defend a so-called “right” to abortion.
“Curiously,” he said, these countries with very strict laws regarding the protection of minors, who even punish fathers or mothers who spank their children, “have laws allowing them to kill their children before they are born.”
“Those are the contradictions we live with now,” he said.
Pelosi called the court’s ruling the cumulation of a “dark, extreme” effort led by the Republican party.
“Because of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party, their super majority and Supreme Court, American women today have less freedom than their mothers,” Pelosi said.
“With Roe and their attempt to destroy it, radical Republicans are charging ahead with their radical crusade to criminalize health freedom."