The Drudge Report recently featured a story about British hospitals that are throwing aborted babies into an incinerator; the “chemical waste” is being used to heat the hospitals. Dr. Dan Poulter, the health minister at the Department of Health, said, “This practice is totally unacceptable.” He did not say why.
Soon after this occurred, Rep. Nancy Pelosi proudly received the Margaret Sanger Award, Planned Parenthood’s top honor. Because “choice” is her most treasured value, it would be instructive to know her thoughts on how best to dispose of aborted babies: Should they be buried or incinerated?
If Pelosi were to choose the first option—some states provide this choice—would she think it logical to first issue a birth certificate (a death certificate is only given in cases where a human being was born)? If she prefers the second option, would she have any ethical problem using aborted babies to heat her Washington office? Just curious.
Rep. John Boehner recently extended an invitation to Pope Francis to speak before a joint session of the Congress. Joining with him was Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
In her statement inviting the pope to speak to the Congress, Pelosi commended him for serving as “a champion of the less fortunate.” She is correct. Here is what the pope said about “the less fortunate” in his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium: “Among the vulnerable for whom the church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenseless and innocent among us….It is not ‘progressive’ to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life.”
A recent Gospel quoted Jesus as saying that “No one can serve two masters.” Accordingly, Pelosi should have either refused to accept the Planned Parenthood award or withdrawn her invitation to Pope Francis.