Nancy Pelosi, who supports across-the-board abortion, has now decided her uterus makes her more of an expert on the morality of having children than the Pope. Pelosi, who is Catholic, said so last week at a National Journal conference when she recollected her early career when men didn’t ask her advice about policy:
“It was on par with when, on the floor of the House, one of them said, when we were having a debate over family planning, somebody who didn’t share my view stood up and said, ‘Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the pope.’ Yes. So, not that our expertise is confined to childbirth and all that, but the fact is nobody’s asking you for anything, power, decision-making, all the rest. You have to go out there and assert it.”
Just last week Pelosi blasted the Republican proposal to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood unless it stopped doing abortions:
“The defunding of Planned Parenthood, which is part of what their mark-up was about, was it yesterday that they officially marked up? Yesterday, that was, I know was in the mix, I didn’t know if they were finished with it, that mark up. The bill is — what they marked up is really, in my view, an immorality. An immorality to ignore scientific opportunity to make the American people healthier. Things like that I think are an immorality. However, it doesn’t happen to be a priority for the Republicans.”
The gall of someone professing to be Catholic while championing abortion is staggering. And the gall to criticize the leader of the Catholic faith for standing with those Pelosi calls immoral is even beyond that. Just because Pelosi has borne children of her own doesn’t make her an expert on the morality of birth. Apparently, the process of childbirth hasn’t made her either more moral or more intelligent.