15 February 2011

Pelosi rips ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

From CatholicCulture.org we get this news:
Affirming the link between contraception, homosexual activity, and legalized abortion-- all of which she supports-- Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the Catholic who serves as House Minority Leader, blasted the proposed No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, calling it part of “the most comprehensive and radical assault on women’s health in our lifetime.”

Supporters of the act, she said, are “in a different philosophical place on…all engagements that result in a child. So that’s why homosexuality, that’s why birth control, all these things that are not consistent with their beliefs that are all about procreation.”

When it comes to morality, Nancy Pelosi usually gets it wrong. In this piece of news, however, she only got one thing wrong and the rest is correct.

The thing she got wrong was implying (I think it's more than just implied, but I don't want to be too harsh) that abortion is part of women's health. If you look at it scientifically, abortion is the opposite of women's health. It does absolutely nothing to improve a woman's health, but actually harms her. Surgery usually does potential harm, but the health benefits usually outweigh the risk of harm. Abortion does harm to a woman's sensitive reproductive organs without any health benefits. Abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, as does a natural miscarriage. And most of all, the guilt of killing her own child causes great mental distress. Abortion has no benefits and cause great harm; therefore, it cannot honestly be called "women's health."

I'd expect such an error from Nancy Pelosi, what I didn't expect is the two things she got right. First there's a link between contraception, homosexual activity, and legalized abortion. From a political view, if you support one of these, you usually support all of them. However, there is another link. Some people refer to these three as the the unholy trinity of the culture of death. All three go against the natural cycle of reproduction. You may thing that homosexual activity has nothing to do with contraception and abortion, but the mentality of sexual pleasure without consequence (children) is the driving force of all three.

I'm actually shocked that she admits that contraception and abortion are linked. Usually the culture of death rhetoric claims that increased contraception use will decrease abortion, which they say they want to make rare. But the statistics prove just the opposite. Increased contraception use increases the number of abortions. Contraception has a higher failure rate than most people think. The contraceptive mentality that is completely closed to life naturally leads to murder (abortion) when contraception fails.

The other thing Nancy Pelosi got right is that the culture of life is "in a different philosophical place" than the culture of death. The culture of life is all about life, love, and procreation. The culture of death is all about death, use (use is the opposite of love, not hate; we could also say personal gratification), and destruction.

I will finish with a message directed to Nancy Pelosi and all culture of death politicians that say they're Catholic and continue to receive Communion. Remember that the patron saint of politicians, St. Thomas More, resigned when his political duties conflicted with his religious beliefs, and was eventually martyred for these beliefs. The religious beliefs of Catholics must conform to the teachings of the Catholic Church. If they do not, you are not truly in union with the Catholic Church and you must refrain form receiving the Eucharist for your sake and the sake of the Church.
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.

(1 Corinthians 11:27–30)