House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that the Republican Senate health care bill "dishonors God." But when Pelosi, an ardently pro-abortion Catholic, was asked just last week whether abortion dishonors God, she wouldn't answer directly.
"I know that my colleagues are people of faith. They tell us that all the time," Pelosi said while railing against Republicans.
The California Democrat went on to invoke Republicans' faith while suggesting that they should not support the Senate GOP health care bill.
"So this is God's creation. We have a moral responsibility to it. To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship," she said. "To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us. They are just ignoring those needs."
And in a particularly richly ironic statement, Pelosi — who said when Obamacare was first being debated that Congress needed to "pass the bill so we can find out what's in it" — urged Republicans to "read the bill" before they vote on it.
She further pleaded with Republicans to "look into their hearts" while deciding to do "what is right."
So from our faith, from our sense of responsibility and community, in our country to acknowledging we are all one family in our country. It is very important that our colleagues not only read the bill, but look into their hearts, and maybe look into the eyes of these families and make a decision in favor of what is right.
Last week, when CNSNews asked Pelosi if abortion "dishonors God," she didn't answer directly. A reporter from the conservative outlet asked the question after Pelosi said last month that President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement also "dishonors God."
Pelosi responded by defending a "woman's right to choose" to get an abortion.
“I don’t — obviously you want to get into that discussion. What I say is: I completely respect a woman’s right to choose," Pelosi said.
“I come from a very strong Italian Catholic family and many of my friends and family members do not share my view," Pelosi said. "But it is my view that it is up to a woman to have her own right to choose the size and timing of her family. God gives us a free will and holds us responsible and accountable for our actions."
(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)