House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) believes it is “sinful” and unjust to restrict abortion, borrowing from religious language last Friday while discussing women’s rights.
Pelosi, speaking Aug. 26 at a “reproductive health” event in California to mark Women’s Equality Day, lamented the “cruel attacks on reproductive freedom” she believes are unfolding in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision legalizing abortion nationwide.
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“The fact that this is such an assault on women of color and women — lower income families is just sinful; it’s sinful,” Pelosi said. “It‘s wrong that they would be able to say to women what they think women should be doing with their lives and their bodies. But it’s sinful, the injustice of it all.”
The Catholic lawmaker also warned Republicans want to “ban abortion” and encouraged people to vote for pro-choice candidates.
“Now, we have this fight,” Pelosi said. “Just be very clear … Republicans want to ban abortion in the country, and if they took the leadership in the Congress, they would make it a national ban on abortion.”
Watch her comments on sin around the 51:00-mark:
The House speaker also lamented “extreme MAGA Republicans” for empowering a “radical Supreme Court,” according to TheBlaze.
Pelosi has repeatedly come under fire for her pro-choice views in light of her Catholic faith. After San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone banned her from taking communion due to the “grave evil she is perpetrating” on the abortion front, she turned to Scripture to affirm her abortion perspective.
Pelosi appeared on MSNBC in May, where she seemingly accused some pro-lifers of rejecting sentiments in the Gospel of Matthew. After MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said in a monologue that “Jesus never once mentioned” abortion “in the Gospels,” he also gave his prescription for what it takes to reach heaven.
“[Jesus] told his disciples in Matthew 25 that we would be welcomed into the kingdom of heaven if we gave water to the thirsty, fed the hungry, clothed the poor, and brought hope to the hopeless,” he said. “We were to lead with forgiveness and love.”
Pelosi then appeared on the show and piggybacked off Scarborough’s take.
“Thank you for referencing the Gospel of Matthew, which is sort of the agenda of the church that is rejected by many who side with them on terminating a pregnancy,” Pelosi said, without getting specific.
In a separate conversation, Scarborough and political activist Al Sharpton offered further comments about abortion, with Sharpton proclaiming “real Christians” should be “incensed” by the handling of abortion rights.
“Not only do Democrats need to aggressively go out there, real Christians that really study the Bible ought to be incensed,” Sharpton told Scarborough. “I’ve been a preacher since I was a little boy.”
Scarborough, for his part, went on an impassioned diatribe about how people must understand his take on the “truth about what’s in the Bible and what’s not in the Bible.”
The MSNBC host again said abortion is not mentioned in the Scriptures.
“It’s not mentioned in the New Testament, it’s not mentioned in the Gospels, it’s not mentioned by Jesus,” Scarborough said. “Not one time.”
The Bible, of course, is replete with comments about the value of life and God knitting humans together in the womb. The word “abortion” might not be present, but the concept — and the call not to murder and harm life — is present throughout. Such actions are scripturally seen as sinful.
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