By Tom Quiner

Should we keep late-term human abortion legal?

Yes, according to Nancy Pelosi. She left no wiggle room, calling it “sacred ground.” Here is her exact quote:

“As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. This shouldn’t have anything to do with politics.”

As a practicing and respectful Catholic myself, I feel somewhat qualified to respond to the California Democrat.

First, what does it mean to be a practicing and respectful Catholic? It means you believe what the Church teaches. It means you respect her principles and rich Tradition.

What does the Church teach us about abortion? They lay it on the line in the Catechism’s section under the Fifth Commandment (Thou shalt not kill). Here is exactly what the Church professes:

2258 “Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.”56

The Church says Ms. Pelosi is wrong in her belief. Perhaps human abortion is “sacred ground” to Satan, but it certainly isn’t to Christ.

Protecting human life has everything to do with politics, of course. We pass laws all the time to protect the little guy from the big and powerful who may want to exploit them or harm them, something the Democratic Party used to do.

Nancy Pelosi is an embarrassment to the Catholic Church when she says things like this. She denies Church teaching, and she does it in the public square. She seduces the innocent to follow her advice and purchase human abortion services at the price of millions of innocent lives.

A friend of mine said something to me over breakfast last week that stopped me in my tracks. He said, “Someday, Tom, I’m going to sit before Christ on judgement day. He’s going to look me in the eyes and ask, ‘what have you done to help my little ones?’ ”

We are all going to be in that position. Will we have a good answer?

I pray that I do.

I pray that Nancy Pelosi has a change of heart, because right now, she has the wrong answer, and people are dying every single minute because of her politics.

9 Comments

  1. John Rozycki on June 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    And don’t forget CCC 2271. John Rozycki

  2. kqduane on June 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Pelosi is the quintessential radical, second-wave feminist and she and her ilk are destroying the traditional Christian values upon which this great country was founded and has flourished for over 200 years. She should be muzzled.

  3. illero on June 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

    This short but thought-provoking piece has me seeing two angles to this issue that can get very confusing. I am no fan of Ms. Pelosi. Some of her statements seem so stupid as to defy logic entirely. However, looking only at the quote you provide, with no context, I judge that this comment could just as easily have been made by a “pro-life” conservative. In fact, it could be saying (but probably isn’t) that the speaker hates abortion but still feels that it should not be a political football. Covered by laws, perhaps, but not the huge political issue it is today.
    The whole crux of the matter, to me, is bound up in the second quote you provide. “Human life is sacred . . . .” Since millions of pro-choice Americans will agree with this statement, the real issue is when we believe a fertilized egg becomes a human life. This particular quote does not address that question, although, there may be some other more specific statement within Catholicism.
    So my conclusion is that I could wholeheartedly agree with both of your quotes, exactly as stated, but still be a pro-choice American – even a pro-choice conservative (with term constraints).

    • quinersdiner on June 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      It is the juxtaposition of her words “practicing and respectful Catholic” and “sacred ground” that is offensive. She is calling abortion rights sacred ground, a very anti-Catholic thing to say. Being Catholic is about embracing a set of beliefs. She is not Catholic if she publicly rejects those beliefs.

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  5. parrillaturi on January 24, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Pelosi is the consequential Catholic. She tends to make, or change the rules as she goes. In her view, “The end justifies the means.” A pompous, arrogant individual, who does not think she will have to answer to God. One day she will.. Blessings.

    • quinersdiner on January 24, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      Well said. Thanks for weighing in.

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