by CNA Staff
San Francisco, Calif., Jul 23, 2021 / 02:10 am
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.”
Speaking at her weekly press conference in the U.S. Capitol on July 22, Pelosi said that she supported a repeal of the Hyde Amendment because it is “an issue of health, of many women in America, especially those in lower-income situations and in different states.”
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Source: The Catholic Telegraph