Thursday, February 19, 2009
Pelosi and the Pope
What was the Catholic Speaker of the House thinking? First, Nancy Pelosi recommended $87 billion of the bailout/stimulus package to go toward contraception (and family planning services through Medicaid). Huh?? Then, she stops by the Vatican yesterday to meet with the Pope and have him bless some rosaries for her soon-to-be-confirmed grandchildren (very nice). Except... she continues to describe herself as an "ardent" Catholic, and she continues to support abortion at any stage through legislation and tax funding! Although their 15 minute meeting was closed to reporters, the Vatican released this comment afterwards: "His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural and moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death." (Hooray!) Did she listen? No, her exit interview gave the impression she was at a different meeting!