Pelosi flunks Life 101 and Religious history 101One would think with all the information available these days to anyone with a half a mind to look, that Speaker Pelosi would know where babies come from. I could not help but laugh at her down right stupid remarks on Meet the Press yesterday with Tom Brokaw. When asked what she would counsel Obama after he tripped all over Rick Warren's question on abortion at the Saddleback forum, Pelosi said, "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.”
Where has she been for the last 35 years?
When Brokaw tried to help her by noting that Church has long said that life begins at conception, Pelosi said, “I understand. And this is like maybe 50 years or something like that. So again, over the history of the Church, this is an issue of controversy.”
Does she really think that American Catholics are that stupid?
First of all when the human person begins his or her life has very little to do with religion or faith or what one "believes." Science or more specifically medical science or the science of biology answers the $64,000 question. Ask any mom carrying a baby in her womb and she knows the answer. Look it up in Arey's "Developmental Anatomy" or William's "Obstetrics." An individual human being's life begins at conception or fertilization - depending what language one wishes to use.
So Pelosi flunks Life 101.
As for the teaching of the Catholic Church, her answer reminded me of a debate i had many years ago with Gloria Feldt of Planned parenthood. she was very crafty but not very accurate in her understanding of history, especially Church history. She made the absurd comment that the Catholic Church did not condemn abortion until 1869. she cited Vatican I. well she was correct that the Church did condemn abortion in 1869 during Vatican I. But she neglected to mention ( and that is where I was able to shed some light on the rest of the the story) that the Catholic Church has condemned abortion at every major council of the Church and that the church's condemnation of abortion goes all the way back to the first century in the writings of the Didache and the Letter of Barnabas. I then also cited the historical condemnation of abortion in the Hippocratic Oath and the 2000 years of consistent condemnation of abortion. I also pointed out the universal condemnation by the Protestant reformers Calvin, and Luther.Needless to say she had very little to say about the history question after I was finished.
Pelosi has very little respect of the average American voter.
She has no respect for the millions of unborn children currently growing in their mother's womb.
She is an embarrassment.