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Pelosi says abortion issue is 'sacred ground'

June 13, 2013

US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi denounced a bill that would ban late-term abortions, and said that the issue of abortion is “sacred ground,” in a testy exchange with a reporter during a June 13 press conference.

The former Speaker of the House inaccurately said that under the proposed bill, “there would be no abortion in our country.” (In fact the bill would outlaw abortion only during the last weeks of pregnancy.) Pressed by John McCormack to explain how a late-term abortion is morally different from infanticide, Pelosi replied:

As the mother of five children, my oldest child was 6 years old the day I brought my 5th child home from the hospital, as a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. I don't think it should have anything to do with politics. And that's where you're taking it and I'm not going there.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jun. 14, 2013 11:01 AM ET USA

    When, oh when is this woman going to be publicly excommunicated? She is so far gone that she believes her own patent nonsense. This is what happens when we develop habits of any sin, grave or venial.

  • Posted by: Petronius - Jun. 14, 2013 10:54 AM ET USA

    All you can do is leave her to Heaven. God knows, her bishop lacks the courage to deal with her.

  • Posted by: john1948 - Jun. 14, 2013 10:17 AM ET USA

    When her time comes, Nancy Pelosi (and all pro-abortion Politicians) should be denied burial in consecrated ("sacred") ground. Furthermore, the "Dies Irae" should be recited at the funerals of all pro-abortion Catholic politicians as an act of charity for everyone attending the funeral. Too many people are not familiar with or ignore the final four of our existence: life, death, heaven, hell.

  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 14, 2013 8:32 AM ET USA

    I could feel sorry for this truly dotty lady if not for the scandal** created by her pretense of faith and her public office. I'm sure the "low info" crowd on the left believes she is a de facto spokesman for the Church! ** (scandal def. - conduct that causes or encourages a lapse of faith or of religious obedience in another)

  • Posted by: Defender - Jun. 14, 2013 2:57 AM ET USA

    "...practicing and respectful Catholic..." Pelosi, really? Since when?

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Jun. 14, 2013 12:19 AM ET USA

    She can't tell the difference between a question about morality and politics. Pelosi has cotton wool between the ears--which is probably insulting cotton wool. It's a disgrace that she keeps getting reelected, and has the nerve to call herself a "practicing and respectful Catholic". She isn't respectful, but she is breathtakingly ignorant of the Faith, and desperately in need of prayers that her, heart and eyes be opened.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 13, 2013 11:51 PM ET USA

    Ms. Pelosi is a sad case. She should be publically rebuked by her Bishop for her radical support of abortion and formally put on notice that while she may think she is a Catholic in good standing, her Church does not agree. That if she persists in openly defying her Church on abortion her Church will be forced to deny her the sacraments including Holy Communion.

  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Jun. 13, 2013 10:02 PM ET USA

    She cannot explain the difference because there is none. It is murder, pure and simple. Her Bishop needs to forbid her Communion, lest others continue to support such sin. No it is not a political action any more than defrocking a pedophilic priest.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jun. 13, 2013 6:17 PM ET USA

    Does anyone have any idea what this confused lady meant to say? Does she? What exactly is "sacred ground" to her? Slaughtering babies? Did bringing her 6th child home from the hospital long ago somehow convince her it was all right to protect doctors who kill other people's babies? Does "this" stop being "sacred ground" when we don't talk about it? Is she taking lessons from Professor Irwin Cory?

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Jun. 13, 2013 6:15 PM ET USA

    Pelosi is a laugh a minute. Sacred ground for abortion? A practicing and respectful Catholic? Whose church and doctrine does she follow? It is long overdue to excommunicate her.

  • Posted by: Bobalouie - Jun. 13, 2013 6:05 PM ET USA

    Sacred? More like demonic.