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Pelosi fundraising message condemns bid to ban abortion subsidies

Catholic World News - May 10, 2011

Former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has issued a fundraising appeal for Democratic political candidates, asking donors to contribute in order to stop Republicans from their goal of preventing the use of federal funds to pay for abortions.

"We cannot sit silent in the face of this extremist agenda," wrote the current House minority leader, urging donors to take action in order to make abortion more readily available.

Rep. Pelosi identifies herself as a Catholic. In 2008, Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco said that he hoped to schedule a talk with Pelosi--whose residence is in his archdiocese--to discuss her support for legal abortion. A year later, a spokesman for the then-Speaker said that the conversation had taken place, and Pelosi would not change her stand. A spokesman for the archdiocese, however, was unaware of any meeting.

Rep. Pelosi's latest call to support legal abortion was issued on Mother's Day.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - May. 10, 2011 9:08 PM ET USA

    To fund raise off the bodies of tiny preborn children is so abhorrent I can scarvely believe any human being would do this. May our Lord have mercy on her soul and the souls of anyone who would send political money for this cause.

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 10, 2011 7:21 PM ET USA

    "...extremist agenda"? It's obvious that the archbishop's talk didn't do any good, so what is the problem with the Church forbiding the sacraments to her? Exactly how much is enough?

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