CNA: Archbishop Cordileone Responds to Pelosi: No Devout Catholic Can Condone Abortion, ‘Let Alone Have the Government Pay for It’

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rchbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (photo: Dennis Callahan, Archdiocese of San Francisco/Public domain. / Dennis Callahan, Archdiocese of San Francisco/Public domain.)

In response, the Archbishop of San Francisco said: “To use the smokescreen of abortion as an issue of health and fairness to poor women is the epitome of hypocrisy: what about the health of the baby being killed? What about giving poor women real choice, so they are supported in choosing life?”

SAN FRANCISCO The Archbishop of San Francisco on Thursday responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after she cited her Catholic faith while defending efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, Pelosi’s home diocese, criticized her stance on the Hyde Amendment.

“Let me repeat: no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it,” he told CNA.

“The right to life is a fundamental — the most fundamental — human right, and Catholics do not oppose fundamental human rights.” …

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