Nancy Pelosi "Mangles" Catholic Church doctrine on Abortion

Last Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," San Francisco Democrat and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the decision that she was the interpreter of Catholic Church doctrine regarding the dignity or sanctity of precious human life, including that of the innocent unborn. She told NBC's Tom Brokaw that "over the history of the Church, this (abortion) is an issue of controversy." As a result of these and other intemperate remarks by Pelosi to Brokaw, an uproar ensued not only amongst fellow Catholics and in the pro-life movement in general, but in the United States Congress.

Nearly a dozen fellow Catholics and Members of the United States House of Representatives took her to task in a letter dated August 25th led by the Honorable Thaddeus G. McCotter, a Republican from Michigan. They told her that "Your subsequent remarks mangle Catholic Church doctrine regarding the inherent sanctity and dignity of human life; therefore, we are compelled to refute your error."

They went on to say: "In the interview, Tom Brokaw reminded you that the Church professes the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. As stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 'Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being' (2274.)"

No Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, this is not rocket science or "above your pay grade" Barack. Any elementary school child knows that they were recently human beings in their mothers' wombs.

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