Pelosi, Devout Catholyc, Says Churches Should Be Forced To Cover Contraception

When Princess Nan’s political career is finally over, I bet she’ll write columns for UsCatholyc or the National Catholic Distorter.  Them be her kind of Catholycs, after all.

From today’s The Weekly Standard:

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday morning that the government should require self-insured religious institutions, such as the Catholic church in Washington, D.C., to directly pay for contraception and abortifacients.

At a press conference, Leader Pelosi was asked by THE WEEKLY STANDARD: “The Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., is a self-insured institution. Should the Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., be required to pay for these morning-after pills and birth control if they find that morally objectionable?”

Pelosi talked about the importance of women’s health, and then said, “Yes, I think that all institutions who cover, who give, health insurance should cover the full range of health insurance issues for women.”

Bishops, it’s time for The Cannon.


If not now, when?  If not for such public statements, then for what?

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  3. Since when is hormonal contraception, which increases the risks of cancer and stroke in many women, preventative health care? I am still boggled by this. When I was engaged to my husband, my mother (herself a Catholyc along the lines of Ms. Pelosi) pulled me aside and whispered to me that I should get to our doctor and “get on something” before the wedding. I said, “You mean the Pill or something?” She said, “Yes!” I said, “Mom, didn’t both your grandmothers suffer multiple strokes, your aunt die of metastasic breast cancer, and your mother die of ovarian cancer?” She said, “Yes, so what?” I said, “The Pill increases the risk of blood clots, strokes, and cancer in women, especially those with a history of those diseases.” She said, “Really? You’re sure about that?”

    Gads. Women have been brainwashed. I was so glad when we cancelled our cable, because I was sick of seeing commercials not just for Viagra, but commercials that extolled birth control pills that made sure a woman would either have clear skin or only four periods a year. Gads.

  4. Let’s assume:

    1) that Mrs. Pelosi believes the church’s teaching on the matters of abortion, birth control, etc.

    and

    2) that she considers her position as an elected official to be outside of the influence of her own personal beliefs, since she was elected to serve others.

    Shouldn’t she then at least see herself to be unfit for public service, and step down?

  5. Anthony Layne has a different perspective about why they might be holding off over at The Impractical Catholic. That said, I’m wondering if or when they will.

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