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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - House Democratic Leader and abortion supporter Nancy Pelosi made comments on the floor of the House on Wednesday, during which she described the connection between parents and children as "spiritual."
The comments came as part of an attack on the GOP-led House Resolution 990 passed Wednesday, with most Democrats voting "present." The resolution passed 244-35.
In her remarks, Pelosi, a Catholic, said:
This resolution does nothing to prevent the separation of babies from their mothers. You're parents. You know in the night, you hear a sound from the room down the hall, that connection is something beyond material. It is spiritual. It is about parent and child, mother and child, father and child, and now we're going to rip that apart.
Michael Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute told Church Militant, "Nancy Pelosi's comments are disgustingly hypocritical and maddeningly ironic."
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Hichborn continued, "These words about ripping babies from their mothers come from someone who fiercely defended the barbaric practice of partially delivering a baby, feet-first, so the baby can be stabbed in the back of the neck and his brains sucked out before full delivery."
Hichborn's comments refer to Pelosi's public opposition
in 2004 to the partial-birth abortion ban signed into law by President George W. Bush. When U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton declared the ban unconstitutional, Pelosi protested, calling the ban "a deliberate attack on reproductive health care and a violation of women's privacy and their right to make their own decisions."
While U.S. bishops rarely speak out against pro-abortion Catholic politicians like Pelosi receiving Holy Communion (in violation of Canon 915), bishops have begun threatening canonical penalties
against Catholics who participate in President Donald Trump's enforcement of existing immigration policy, consistent with the strong borders platform he ran on during the 2016 presidential race.
Following the murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell in 2013, Pelosi was asked about the difference between Gosnell's actions and elective abortions. Pelosi shot back in response, "You're probably enjoying that question a lot, I can see you savoring it."
After further dodging and refusing to identify the moral difference between late-term abortion and Gosnell's murders of babies delivered alive, Pelosi said, "As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me."
In remarks to The Washington Post
made in May, Pelosi admitted
that Democrats' far-left stance on abortion led to Hillary Clinton's loss of the 2016 presidential race. She said, while pounding on the table, "You know what? That's why Donald Trump is president of the United States — the Evangelicals and the Catholics, anti-marriage equality, anti-choice."
While Pelosi has expressed opposition to a pro-abortion litmus test for membership in the Democratic Party, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, another Catholic, has said:
Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman's right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state. Every candidate who runs as a Democrat should do the same because every woman should be able to make her own health choices. Period.
Hichborn said of Pelosi, "Her hatred for the laws of this country are only outmatched by her hatred of preborn children."
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