(6-16-22) Concerns continue to grow as the nation waits for the US Supreme Court to release details of its abortion ruling and the possible repeal of Roe v Wade. Today at her weekly press conference she was asked about the Democrats silence on the violence that has taken place at churches and crisis pregnancy centers.
No Stateline area churches have been involved in any incidents since the violence started.
Q. Saint John Paul II said in “Evangelium Vitae” that abortion is murder, and Pope Francis told the Pontifical Academy for Life that abortion is truly murder. Do you agree with Pope Francis and Pope John Paul II that abortion is murder?
Speaker Pelosi. What I agree on is that whatever I believe or agree with the Popes on is not necessarily what public policy should be in the United States, as people make their own judgments, honor their own responsibilities and attend to the needs of their families.
Q. Madam Speaker, actually, as far as the abortion case is concerned, there has been a number of attacks on churches, on crisis pregnancy centers. Republicans are going after Democrats for not saying anything, and they’re saying that your rhetoric is contributing to these attacks on these crisis pregnancy centers.
Speaker Pelosi. Well, let me just say this: a woman has a right to choose, to live up to her responsibility. It’s up to her, her doctor, her family, her husband, her significant other and her God. This talk of politicizing all of this, I think, is something uniquely American and not right. Other countries – Ireland, Italy, Mexico – have had legislation, initiatives to expand a woman’s right to choose. Very Catholic countries. I’m a very Catholic person, and I believe in every woman’s right to make her own decisions.
Any questions on another subject? Because I’m not going to be talking about that anymore.
Complete transcript – Transcript of Speaker Pelosi’s Remarks at Weekly Press Conference
Numerous groups sent a letter to Attorney General Garland asking for help in case there is violence.