Pelosi Cites ‘Devout’ Catholic Faith to Justify Abortion

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, invoked her status as a mother and “devout Catholic” as she stated that taxpayer-funding for abortion is a “priority” for her party at a press conference Thursday.

A reporter asked Pelosi why Democrats are trying to do away with longstanding protections which ensure that American taxpayers do not fund abortion. “Because it’s an issue of health, of many women in America, especially those in lower-income situations and in different states and it is something that has been a priority for many of us … a long time,” Pelosi said.

She added:

As a devout Catholic and mother of five in six years, I feel that God blessed my husband and me with our beautiful family — five children in six years almost to the day — but that may not be what we should … it’s not up to me to dictate that that’s what other people should do, and it’s an issue of fairness and justice for poor women in our country.

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