Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) described herself as both a “devout” and “practicing” Catholic as she defended abortion during remarks made Tuesday.
The California Democrat sat down with Mark K. Updegrove, president and CEO of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, for an event during Women’s History Month on Tuesday where she discussed the importance of upholding Roe v. Wade.
“I’m a devout Catholic, mother of five children in six years and one week,” Pelosi said, adding that she tells pro-lifers, “When you have five children in six years, then we will talk about it.”
“That was right for me, it’s not for me to say whats for somebody else,” Pelosi said. “Nor is it right for you, nor is it right for the Supreme Court. This has been a precedent of the court that should be upheld by the court.”
The abortion issue “isn’t about what is your religious belief,” Pelosi said. “This really gets me burned up, in case you didn’t notice, because, again, I’m very Catholic – devout, practicing, all of that,” she said.
Pelosi has been repeatedly criticized in the past for touting her Catholicism in connection to her pro-abortion stances, though Catholic doctrine teaches that abortion is “a crime against human life.”
Discussing whether Catholic priests have ever given her any “difficulties” about receiving communion, Pelosi described herself in 2018 as a “regular communicant.”
“I think some of it is regional,” she said in a 2018 interview. “It depends on the bishop in a certain region. Fortunately, for me it has not — Communion has not been withheld and I’m a regular communicant so that would be a severe blow to me if that were the case.”
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