Pelosi: ‘I am going to stick with fellow Catholics’ ...
Pelosi: ‘I am going to stick with fellow Catholics’ in supporting Obama birth control mandate
February 6, 2012 -
Pelosi was confronted at last Wednesday’s press briefing by a reporter from CNSnews.com, who began by pointing out that the mandate, which requires all employers to cover all sterilizations and contraception, including drugs that can cause early abortions, forces Catholic individuals and institutions to act against Church teaching.
Irritated, Pelosi, a self-professed devout Catholic, interrupted: “Is this a speech, or do we have a question in disguise as a speech?”
The reporter continued, citing a letter from the U.S. bishops, in which the bishops vowed not to comply with the law, and asked: “will you stand with your fellow Catholics in resisting this law or will you stick by the Administration?”
“First of all, I am going to stick with my fellow Catholics in supporting the Administration on this.
I think it was a very courageous decision that they made, and I support it,” the minority leader responded.
The comment came as at least 164 Catholic bishops across the country, representing over 90% of the country’s dioceses, have blasted the mandate, in many cases ensuring that letters were read to the faithful during Sunday Mass calling the mandate unconstitutional and unjust.LifeSiteNews.com