House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., drew the ire of her hometown Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Thursday after commenting that as a ”devout Catholic” she supports repealing the Hyde Amendment that bans taxpayer-funded abortions.
Pelosi said Democrats were looking to overturn the 1980s era Hyde Amendment that prohibits Medicaid to pay for elective abortions, something has been a priority for her and the party ”for a long time.”
”As a devout Catholic and mother of five in six years, I feel that God blessed my husband and me with our beautiful family — the five children in six years — almost to the day. But it’s not up to me to dictate that that’s what other people should do,” Pelosi said during a Thursday press conference when asked about supporting taxpayer funded abortions. ”And it’s an issue of fairness and justice for poor women in our country.”
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