House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Tuesday that she is a devout Catholic despite her pro-abortion views, saying she “gets burned up” when talking about abortion and her faith.
The Daily Wire reports Pelosi, a pro-abortion Democrat from San Francisco, discussed abortion during a Women’s History Month event at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.
“I’m a devout Catholic, mother of five children in six years and one week,” Pelosi said.
In a jab at pro-life advocates, the congresswoman said she tells those who oppose abortion, “When you have five children in six years, then we will talk about it.”
Pelosi said abortion is not about religious beliefs but about an individual’s “right” to make decisions about their family. She did not mention that this decision involves killing a member of the family, which is what an abortion does.
“It isn’t about what is your religious belief. It’s what is the right of people to make their own decisions about the sizing and time, or if they’re going to have a family,” Pelosi said. “This really gets me burned up, in case you didn’t notice, because, again, I’m very Catholic. Devout, practicing, all of that.”
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She continued, “They would like to throw me out, but I’m not going, because I don’t want to make their day.” It is not clear who Pelosi meant, possibly the Catholic Church or pro-life Americans.
Pro-abortion House Speaker @SpeakerPelosi calls herself a “devout, practicing” Catholic as she discusses the importance of protecting abortion and Roe v. Wade, jokes that “they would like to throw me out, but I’m not going – because I don’t want to make their day.” pic.twitter.com/dWDB3HyvFM
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The congresswoman also tried to portray pro-life advocates as hypocrites, saying: “They don’t believe in government protecting the environment, they don’t believe in the government protecting people’s voting rights, but they’re really big-time government in your bedroom. Whether it’s a woman’s right to choose, LGBTQ, whatever it is. All of a sudden, there they are.”
Pelosi’s own hypocrisy about faith, abortion and the value of children has been called out repeatedly. She has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record that includes supporting abortions up to birth and forcing taxpayers to pay for them.
Last fall, she sparred with the archbishop of her home district after he accused her of supporting “child sacrifice.”
In September, Pelosi led the U.S. House in passing a radical pro-abortion bill that would nullify state pro-life laws, legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth and force taxpayers to pay for them. American Catholic leaders warned that the bill also could cause pro-life doctors and nurses to lose their jobs and Catholic hospitals their public funding unless they agree to abort unborn babies.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said the legislation amounts to “child sacrifice” and chastised Catholic politicians who support it, saying the bill is what “one would expect from a devout Satanist, not a devout Catholic.”
Pelosi laughed at the archbishop’s statement at a press conference, saying she and Cordileone “have a disagreement about who should decide this.”
Many U.S. bishops and priests have expressed concerns that pro-abortion Catholic politicians like Pelosi and President Joe Biden are “creating scandal” for the Catholic Church by encouraging evil. They have said the church must do something to make it clear that Catholics cannot support the killing of unborn babies in abortions and must repent before participating in Communion.
Among other things, Pelosi wants to force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions and force nuns who serve the poor and elderly to cover contraception that may cause abortions in their employee health plans. Once, she even called late-term abortions “sacred ground.”