Yesterday, Rep. John Boehner extended an invitation to Pope Francis to speak before a joint session of the Congress. Joining with him was Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
On March 27, Rep. Pelosi will receive Planned Parenthood’s highest honor, The Margaret Sanger Award. Pelosi supports abortion-on-demand, and Planned Parenthood is responsible for killing more unborn babies than any other institution in the nation. It is also profoundly anti-Catholic.
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 either refuse to accept the Planned Parenthood award or withdraw her invitation to Pope Francis.
Contact Pelosi’s Communications Director, Drew Hammill: firstname.lastname@example.org