Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pelosi spokesman responds...

It appears Pelosi's team is in denial.

Pelosi Respons: Egan Unloads - UPDATE

"In response to questions, this is quote from me, Brendan Daly, spokesman for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in response to questions about her comments on Meet the Press on abortion on Sunday."

“The Speaker is the mother of five children and seven grandchildren and fully appreciates the sanctity of family [that's precisely the question, as abortion is at odds with the sanctity of the family]. She was raised in a devout [the word CMR rightly hates!] Catholic family who often disagreed with her pro-choice views.

“After she was elected to Congress, and the choice issue became more public as she would have to vote on it, she studied the matter more closely. Her views on when life begins were informed by the views of Saint Augustine, who said: ‘…the law does not provide that the act [abortion] pertains to homicide, for there cannot yet be said to be a live soul in a body that lacks sensation…’ (Saint Augustine, On Exodus 21.22)

[We dealt with Augustine and her abuse of him as well as Exod 21:22 LXX in the post below; is this the only piece of Augustine she's already read??? One could accuse her of muddying the waters still, if she's aware of what Augustine also said. She's still misrepresenting the record. I dunno about her geometry, but her theology is wack.]

[update: Further, let's not forget Augustine isn't the only theologian the church ever had, even if he is one of the two greatest, and let's also not forget that the Church herself decides what Catholics are to believe. You can't appeal to a theologian to challenge the Church's defined teaching, and abortion is one of those things that has been defined. In this case, Roma locuta est, causa finita est.]

“While Catholic teaching is clear that life begins at conception, many Catholics do not ascribe to that view. [So what? ] The Speaker agrees with the Church that we should reduce the number of abortions [But the Church would probably have that done through law, as well as other means, given that abortion is a crime against another, not merely a self-regarding sin.]. She believes that can be done by making family planning more available [here's the intuitive but false idea that contraception reduces abortion; many contraceptives are abortifacient, and contraception creates a culture in which abortion becomes thinkable, and it's not like the Church is OK with contraception], as well as by increasing the number of comprehensive age-appropriate sex education [Right now, I don't trust Pelosi to teach my kids either their colors or their ABCs. Like I'll trust here with sex ed.] and caring adoption programs [A good thing, but Madame Speaker, you are still complicit in crimes against humanity.].


Pelosi sticks by her comments

Let me get this straight. A number of American Bishops attempt to set her straight and she still sticks with her comments?

I say there is no question in my mind that ignorance of the facts is not her problem. She has spoken as head of the church of Pelosi.

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