Nancy Pelosi: Catholic Church’s ‘Conscience Thing’ on Abortion Puts Women at Risk

Billy Hallowell
The Blaze

Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments about the Catholic Church and its stance on contraceptives and abortion are creating quite a stir.

It’s no secret that the relationship between the Obama administration and the Catholic Church is frosty at best. Among those issues creating angst between the two parties is the notion that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known in conservative circles as “Obamacare”) would require health care plans to provide coverage for controversial contraceptives or provide taxpayer-funded abortions.

The Catholic Church, among other faith groups, would like to see the “conscience rights” of health care providers protected, should they decline to refer, provide or pay for abortions or contraceptives that could cause abortions.

This morning, Bishop William Lori, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss his belief that religious freedom is under attack. “We certainly are experiencing right now some immediate and palpable threats to religious freedom,” he explained…

…Recently, when asked in an interview with the Washington Post if her comments on the matter went too far, Pelosi stood by them. “They would” let women die on the floor, she reiterated. “Whatever their intention is, this is the effect.” Interestingly, Pelosi, a Catholic, addressed her faith and tried to reconcile it with her contradictory views on abortion.

“…But the truth is what I said. I’m a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it…but they have this conscience thing,” she said.  It is this “conscience thing” that puts people at risk, she apparently believes…

The article continues, with video, at The Blaze.

RelatedWhy Do Catholics Keep Funding the Radical Left?

Every November, including this one, American Catholics — who constitute approximately 25% of the U.S. population — are asked to contribute to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).  The Catholic faithful have been told that their donations will go to fight poverty.

Little do most of them realize what their money will actually fund.  CCHD is the brainchild of Saul Alinsky, the “father of community organizing.”  Alinsky (1909-1972) had numerous connections in the Catholic community of his native Chicago, some of them nearly as radical as he was.  He helped start CCHD in 1969.

Unfortunately, the benevolent-sounding term “community organizing” has a very specific meaning amongst people working in the Alinsky tradition — and it’s not what you would think…

…Isn’t there something very wrong about taking up collections in Catholic churches to fund groups whose leading light regarded God as “the establishment,” hell as a kingdom worth winning, and Satan’s rebellion against God as an example to be emulated?…

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