Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Into the muddled mind of a pro-abortion Catholic

Fr Z has posted a transcript of an interview with U.S. speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi (Dem. -CA) on when life begins. It is difficult to tell, reading Ms Pelosi's claims about the position of the Catholic Church, whether the abortion lobby is genuinely incredibly ignorant about the Catholic Church's consistent teaching on abortion or whether they are deliberately trying to spread confusion so as to undermine one of the strongest voices in defence of the unborn. I would like to think it is the former, I suspect unfortunately it is the latter. It is also possible of course that abortion advocates have become so blinded by their own rhetoric they are unable to see beyond their frequently mouthed mantras.

Cardinal Edward Egan Archbishop of New York was among the many prominent churchmen who roundly rejected Ms Pelosi's comments, "What the Speaker had to say about theologians and their positions regarding abortion was not only misinformed; it was also, and especially, utterly incredible in this day and age," Cardinal Egan said. Pointing to the fact that modern technology allows one to view a human baby in the womb, he continued by saying, "In simplest terms, they are human beings with an inalienable right to live, a right that the Speaker of the House of Representatives is bound to defend at all costs for the most basic of ethical reasons."

The Cardinal went on to strongly denounce Pelosi's pro-abortion position: "No one with the slightest measure of integrity or honor could fail to know what these marvelous beings manifestly, clearly, and obviously are, as they smile and wave into the world outside the womb. Anyone who dares to defend that they may be legitimately killed because another human being 'chooses' to do so or for any other equally ridiculous reason should not be providing leadership in a civilized democracy worthy of the name," concluded Cardinal Egan.

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And as Nancy Pelosi so rightly says:

"It is also true that God has given us, each of us, a free will and a responsibility to answer for our actions."

He has indeed.