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.