Pelosi totally mis-represents what the contraception discussion is about

Let me remind everyone, the GOP never brought this subject up, it was the Obama/Democrat health care legislation that put the mandates out there and brought the issue to the forefront. Now Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is making crap up out of thin air.

And yet, she sounds so calm and reasonable when she speaks of the subject. This is a woman who does not deserve your respect.

From CNS News on Feb. 22.

“Ninety-eight percent of women in childbearing age that are Catholic use contraception. So, in practice the church has not enforced this and now they want the federal government and private insurance to enforce it. It just isn’t consistent to me,” Pelosi said.

The statement came after Pelosi was questioned about the conflict between the Catholic Church and the Obama administration over a regulation, set to take effect on Aug. 1, that will require all health-care plans in the United States to cover sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and abortifacients, and thus would force Catholic institutions and individuals, in complying with the Obmacare mandate to buy health insurance, to act against their consciences and the teachings of their faith.

She’s outright delusional. She’s suggesting the Catholic Church should be enforcing their contraception “doctrine.” Should the Catholic Church have a military wing like the Taliban or Saudi Religious Police to enforce doctrine? The church has their pre-marital Pre-Cana classes, teaches doctrine in Catholic schools and through Bible studies. That said, should they also be out their enforcing the 10 Commandments?

She sits in this chair speaking all high-and-mighty about how family planning is a personal decision, yet she is the one forcing people to pay for contraception for others. All Catholics want is to be left alone and not have to pay for other people’s “sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and abortifacients.”

Exit Question: What would Pelosi say or do if the Catholic Church actually started to physically and literally enforce church doctrine?

View the video clip over at CNS News. (It will not embed here properly and starts automatically.)

 

23 replies
  1. Jeff S
    Jeff S says:

    It’s a diversion tactic.  They don’t want to discuss the economy, high gas prices or Iranian nukes, they want their puppets (media) to go down the contraception path.  This way everyone is talking how evil the GOP is and not how inept this President is.

  2. Murphy
    Murphy says:

    What the South Carolina Representative said to Obamanation (LIAR!) fits the Dumbocrats entire mantra. We’re not stopping people from getting contraceptives and we’re not holding their knees apart either! Just don’t make me or anyone else pay for it!

  3. winnie
    winnie says:

    Seriously…this is so simple but the democrats cannot understand it.  Leave the church alone…it’s bad enough that they’ve already passed an unconstitutional law with obamacare forcing the average American to purchase health insurance whether or not they want to, and now they’re going that one step further to force a religious organization to pay for contraception (which we all know includes abortion and sterilization in the sick liberal mind).  Separation of church and state my foot.
    I refuse to let this election become a one issue dog & pony show.  Contraception is available, abortion is legal.  All these whining feminists need to just *poof!* disappear.  I’m sick of them turning themselves into victims of nothing.

  4. WagTheDog
    WagTheDog says:

    Steve,
    Nancy Palosi misrepresents sanity and rational thought.  She is still a product of her district, San Francisco, and has yet to come up with a reasonable statement/resolution to anything in the past 12 years.  Between Harry Reid, Joe Bidden, and her, I’m surprised that DC is still standing.  Well, that’s a bit of hyperbole, but I’m not surprised by her stance.  Keep fighting the good fight.

  5. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I think it is to the credit of the Catholic church that they are not tracking down Catholic women that use birth control the way that this administration and the rest of the liberals are tracking down those institutions that don’t wish to pay for that privilege on clear constitutional grounds.

  6. RoBrDona
    RoBrDona says:

    I agree Dims. On contraception, the Church has relied (correctly) on the individual’s faith in its teachings or alternatively on the power of absolution. Shockingly, the Church tacitly at least, allows for CHOICE. Either way, they are not trying to dictate to EVERYONE through legislation, a classic piece of progressive liberal dogma.    

  7. GdavidH
    GdavidH says:

    Steve, an answer to your exit question.

    She would say,”Who me?”, While she was being excommunicated for her stance on abortion and all of her other violations of church doctrine.

    Hippocrit=democrat house leader!    

  8. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Steve, I’ve seen the bracelets, WWJD meaning what would Jesus do.  But your exit question….Are you really suggesting we have bracelets with WWPD, What would Pelosi do?

  9. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    The Catholic Church does not need to use physical force to “enforce” the contraception doctrine. It has more subtle and powerful means to try to do it.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Apparently, those “subtle and powerful means” ran out of steam sometime during the Inquisition.  As we constantly read, a high percentage of Catholic women practice birth control in violation of church teachings.  Has anything happened to them, or are these means so subtle nobody can see them?

  10. JBS
    JBS says:

    If the Catholic church actually started to physically enforce its doctrine, you would see the likes of Pelosi scream and wail at the loss of individual liberty, yadda, etc.  
    To be a Damocrat is to fully embrace whatever lie is best suited to their warped liberal agenda. For that moment, anyway. Situational expedience.

  11. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    The power of the “guilt trip”, Dims is a very powerful weapon. It has survived the Inquisition and then some. Ask any practicing Catholic.

    • GdavidH
      GdavidH says:

      And that guilt trip has been how effective as a deterrent to Catholic women? We keep hearing from the media that 98% of Catholic women have no guilt at all.

    • Lynn
      Lynn says:

      Holy Cow, Sammy. Do you actually think the Catholic Church is the only church that causes guilt? I was brought up a Methodist and spent an hour talking with a Methodist  PK (Preacher’s kid).  We feel guilty every time our elderly parent(s) drive us crazy because they are cranky. Guilt is what you make of it. It is not the fault of the Church. Oh, and speaking of guilt, how about guilt, if a Hindu accidentally eats beef or an Orthodox Jew eats pork? Holy Pig!

  12. jjflynn
    jjflynn says:

    Having made so many bold public statements against Catholic doctrine my wife and I have often wondered why Nancy Pelosi has not been excommunicated. With this last twisted logic assertion that the Church is looking to the government to enforce its doctrine, I have figured it out. They think she is crazy and not responsible for what she says thus not subject to excommunication.  

      • Lynn
        Lynn says:

        What is wrong with me that I just can’t let someone else have the last word? I feel so guilty. Did RVO make me feel guilty?
         
        ” I don’t get no respect” ~ Rodney Dangerfield. The govt. makes me feel so guilty, every time I gain a pound. Why did I just eat that handful of potato chips? Can’t wait for Obamacare to “kick in”. Michele (my belle) Obama will have me off to the gym, to sweat them off.

  13. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Holy Cow, Lynn. This post went from Pelosi, to contraception and the Catholic Church, to excommunication, to guilt in other Churches. I call it a mish-mash.

  14. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Sammy, you are right it is a mish-mash just like the Obama Administration. However, my holy cow post was in reply to your quote, “guilt trips….it has survived the Inquisition and then some. Ask any practicing Catholic”. That could be a pointed swipe at Catholicism.  I, wanting to keep harmony in the universe, did not want any appearance of discrimination.  Don’t get me started on your comment that preceded that one. If you rescind your two comments, I will rescind mine. Is that compromise or what?

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