Who's to blame for Pelosi? Her church...

Monday, January 18, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Nancy PelosiA prominent pro-life organization is calling on the Roman Catholic Church to send a signal to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Over the years, through her actions and statements, Pelosi has portrayed herself as one of the most pro-abortion lawmakers on Capitol Hill, stating in the past that the right to abortion is a "sacred" issue with her. More recently, however, she has taken heat from pro-abortion forces for stating she doesn't "believe in abortion on demand" and that her thinking is in line with Catholic doctrine.

Judie Brown of American Life League points out the California Democrat – in making that statement – is not condemning her past record on abortion.

"She isn't saying that her support for abortion on demand is a sin and that she is repenting in public," says Brown. "All she's saying is that at a given moment on a given day, she doesn't believe in abortion on demand; but given another day and another moment, she might contradict herself, because that seems to be the way she lives her life."

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So the pro-life leader doesn't take stock in the Catholic politician's most recent declaration about abortion. But Brown tells OneNewsNow that there's another side to the debate.

"We are at fault as Catholics, as the church, for this kind of statement from her," says the ALL president and cofounder, "because the bishops have been very reticent to correct her, to call her out, to say that she's made a terrible error and she may not receive communion until she repents. And so now she's free to say whatever she wants."

Brown concludes there is plenty of hypocrisy to go around – not just with liberal Catholic politicians like Pelosi, but also the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.

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