Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nancy Pelosi's Conscience

Nancy Pelosi, who claims to be a "devout Catholic", is accusing Catholics of having "a conscience thing" when it comes to abortion.
“For a moment, I want to get back to what was asked about the issue on the floor today that Mr. Hoyer address,” Pelosi said. “He made a point and I want to emphasize it. Under this bill, when the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor and health care providers do not have to intervene if this bill is passed. It’s just appalling.” - LifeNews

Pelosi must be a couple of bricks short of a load. When does refusing to perform an abortion on a woman put that woman at risk of dying? The actual number of women who die from being pregnant is an extremely small percentage of those who are pregnant. In fact, Dr. Everett Koop, surgeon- general under Ronald Reagan, said that he did not know of one single case where a woman would actually die from being pregnant. That is one of the wonderful accomplishments of modern medicine - reducing, if not, eliminating the risk of death from childbirth.

Pelosi's statement reads like one that would defend legal abortion against illegal abortion. But that is not what she is arguing; rather she is arguing against Catholics being able to follow their conscience in the workplace.

Given Pelosi's record on abortion, it would seem that, rather than Catholics having "a conscience thing", Pelosi has "an abortion thing".

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