I had Meet the Press on this morning as I was dressing the children for Church and although I didn’t hear the question, I heard Pelosi refer to St. Augustine. I knew right away why. I’ve heard it from pro-choicers so many times before. So I searched for the reference online after Mass and found it at The Corner.
Brokaw: …“I if [Obama] were to come to you and say ‘help me out here, Madam Speaker, when does life begin,’ what would you tell him?
Pelosi: “I would say that as an ardent practicing Catholic this is an issue that I have studied for a long time, and what I know is over the centuries the doctors of the Church have not been able to make that definition. And St. Augustine said three months. We don’t know. The point is it that it shouldn’t have an impact on a woman’s right to chose.”
I’m going out on a limb here but I’ll bet that’s the only time Pelosi quotes Augustine during this campaign season.
I find it amusing in a retching vomit-inducing way that Pelosi runs for spiritual shelter on this question. Brokaw didn’t ask about her religion. You know those Democrats, always bringing their religion into politics. Brokaw asked Pelosi when “life” began? Duh! Is there any question about that scientifically? Life begins at conception. On that, there is no dispute.
The only question is whether it should be considered human enough to warrant rights such as the right not to be killed for $320 at ten weeks old. But Pelosi runs from the science on this issue and attempts to camouflage her casualness towards life and death in mystery and the spiritual realm. But that’s not what was asked.
As science has progressed, it is the pro-lifers who have continued to embrace the science on this issue, despite the label of being anti-science. The pro-choicers like Pelosi wish that anything that occurs inside a woman’s womb remains a mystery. They want you to remain just as ignorant as the people were in the Middle Ages. There they go again, trying to drag us back to the Middle Ages, once again. They still want you to believe them when they say it’s just a clump of cells despite the pictures you see everywhere of babies smiling in the womb.
But it bothers me when pro-choicers try to say that the Church is inconsistent on this issue by bringing in random quotes from saints.
Augustine might say to Pelosi:
If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.