House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended a Democratic bill aimed toward defending abortion entry within the U.S. after the Archbishop of San Francisco – her house district – in contrast it to “child sacrifice.” 

Pelosi, who’s a Roman Catholic, mentioned she believes God provides folks “free will to honor our responsibilities,” The Washington Post reported. 

She famous that she grew up in a pro-life house in her native Baltimore and after she married gave beginning to 5 youngsters in six years.

“For us, it was a complete and total blessing, which we enjoy every day of our lives,” she mentioned. “But it’s none of our business how other people choose the size and timing of their families.”  

“It’s none of our business how other people choose the size and timing of their families.” 

— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., addresses reporters on the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (Associated Press)

The Women’s Health Protection Act would solidify the abortion protections offered by the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court resolution and comes amid a Democratic backlash to a brand new Texas legislation that successfully bans all abortions after round six weeks. 


Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone referred to as the bill “misnamed” and mentioned it’s “shameful that any self-professed Catholic would be implicated in such an evil, let alone advocate for it.”

“This proposed legislation is nothing short of child sacrifice,” he added in a press release launched earlier this week. He asked Catholics to “pray and fast for members of Congress to do the right thing and keep this atrocity from being enacted in the law.  A child is not an object to be thrown away, and neither is a mother’s heart.”

Pelosi mentioned she and the archbishop have a “disagreement about who should decide” if a lady can get an abortion. 

Both Pelosi and President Biden – who can also be a Catholic – help a lady’s proper to decide on. 

The Department of Justice has sued Texas over its heartbeat bill, calling it “unconstitutional” and in violation of Roe v. Wade. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and different Republicans have vowed to defend the legislation.

Last summer season, The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly to draft a proper doc on the that means of the Eucharist over whether or not Biden and different politicians who help abortion insurance policies ought to obtain communion. 

The bishops plan to debate the draft at their annual assembly in November however have clarified there isn’t a nationwide coverage banning politicians from communion, based on the Post

But the pope, this month, suggested bishops in opposition to denying the Eucharist for political causes. “I have never refused the Eucharist to anyone,” he mentioned, including it isn’t a “prize for the perfect.”