Opposition to abortion is “sinful,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says.
“The fact that this is such an assault on women of color and women in lower-income families is just sinful,” she said. “It’s sinful. 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 California representative, who is Catholic, then claimed that “extreme MAGA Republicans” are harming women by restricting abortion.
“We take pride in California’s leadership on reproductive health,” Pelosi said. “A beacon of hope and refuge in a time of widespread fear. Emboldened by the radical Supreme Court, extreme MAGA Republicans are inflicting unimaginable pain on women and their families.”
Democrats have recently taken to attacking Republicans who voted for Donald Trump as ultra-MAGA or “Trumpies” as President Joe Biden said on Labor Day. Biden also called Republican voters “semi-fascists,” drawing criticism from the right and left for the tone he has taken ahead of the mid-terms, after campaigning to be a “uniter.”
California voters will vote in November to decide if the state’s constitution should be amended to include the right to abortion. The proposed amendment was approved in June by California’s Democratic-majority legislature. The amendment would read, in part, “The state shall not deny or interfere with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and their fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives.”
“Now Republicans have made freedom, democracy a kitchen-table issue for women, because it is a decision that has cost both in terms of health, in terms of opportunity for other children and also in terms of dollar amount,” she said. “So this day of action, again, is about women, women saving our democracy. That’s what is happening. Women saving our democracy.”
Pelosi was barred in May from receiving communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco over her stance on abortion. San Francisco archbishop Salvatore Cordileone informed Pelosi in a letter that she was no longer eligible “unless and until she publicly repudiates her support for abortion ‘rights’ and confess and receive absolution for her cooperation in this evil in the sacrament of penance.”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice