Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Swing!... and a miss...

Congratulations to Nancy Pelosi for helping the USCCB help pro-lifers chase their tails.

On "Meet the Depressed" last Sunday (when Ms. Pelosi should have been at Mass) she said this about abortion:

REP. PELOSI: I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. And Senator–St. Augustine said at three months. We don’t know. The point is, is that it shouldn’t have an impact on the woman’s right to choose. Roe v. Wade talks about very clear definitions of when the child–first trimester, certain considerations; second trimester; not so third trimester. There’s very clear distinctions. This isn’t about abortion on demand, it’s about a careful, careful consideration of all factors and–to–that a woman has to make with her doctor and her god. And so I don’t think anybody can tell you when life begins, human life begins. As I say, the Catholic Church for centuries has been discussing this, and there are those who’ve decided…

So, our shepherds have taken up the gauntlet!

Oh, wait a minute, they aren't telling us that Nancy Pelosi couldn't possible qualify as an "ardent, practicing Catholic" because of her very publicly held positions and arguments in favor of abortion. Instead, they are going to argue the history of semantics about when life begins.

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