Skip to comments.Pope Pelosi At the Gate
Posted on 08/27/2008 6:04:57 AM PDT by kellynla
WASHINGTON -- When Democrats decided they wouldn't let the GOP be "God's Only Party," they weren't kidding. Thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, none other than St. Augustine has been summoned to Denver.
He was resurrected as Pelosi was trying to respond to the question that refuses to die: When does human life begin? This time, it was Tom Brokaw asking on Sunday's "Meet the Press." Citing Barack Obama's recent pass on a similar question -- "At what point does a baby get human rights?" -- Brokaw asked Pelosi what she would say to Obama were he to ask her advice.
Pelosi didn't finesse her answer, as Obama did when he said the question was above his pay grade, but she may wish she had.
"I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time," Pelosi began. "And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctrines of the church have not been able to make that definition. ... St. Augustine said at three months. We don't know. The point is, is that it shouldn't have an impact on a woman's right to choose. ... I don't think anybody can tell you when life begins, human life begins."
Few paragraphs have contained more falsehoods. The reaction was swift from Denver's archbishop, the Rev. Charles J. Chaput, among others, who condemned Pelosi's comments during Mass that same evening. Blogging on Monday, Chaput quoted Jesuit John Connery, author of "Abortion: The Development of the Roman Catholic Perspective," who concluded that "The Christian tradition from the earliest days reveals a firm anti-abortion attitude."
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
The key phrase in Nancy’s statement was that a woman’s right to choose was more important that what the church doctrine is. The very fact that Nancy makes this statement with the qualification of purporting to be an “ardent, and practicing Catholic” speaks volumes to the deceitful nature of the Democrat Party.
Now that's a comprehensive picture around which we can all gather.
**This could be BIG!**
It is big. Wait until you see all the links that have been posted on FR. Sources include Newsweek, LATimes, Chicago Tribune, to list a few.
When articles show up in the LATimes, Newsweek and Chicago Tribune — it will definitely go on for awhile. Check back later.
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