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Pelosi Bashes Catholic Bishops, Calls them “Lobbyists” For Critics of ObamaCare

December 2, 2011 No Comments

December 2, 2011  |  LifeNews.com

 

(Washington D.C.) –  LifeNews.c0m is reporting that Nancy Pelosi has bashed the Catholic Church again, this time claiming the nation’s Catholic Bishops are lobbyists because they oppose an Obamacare mandate.   The mandate would essentially require insurance companies to pay for drugs that can cause abortions under what the law calls “preventative care”.    -

At her news briefing yesterday, CNS News asked the House Democratic leader about the mandate.

“In August, HHS issued a proposed regulation under the new health care law that would require that all health care plans cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives. The U.S. Catholic bishops have called the regulation an unprecedented attack on religious freedom and have asked HHS to drop it. Do you agree with the bishops?”

Claiming she is a “devout Catholic,” Pelosi said she disagreed with the bishops when they act as “lobbyists.”

“I don’t know if I agree with your characterization of what the HHS put forth,” Pelosi said, “but as a mother of five children in six years, as a devout Catholic, I have great respect for our bishops when they are my pastor. As lobbyists in Washington D.C., we have some areas of disagreement.”

“Again,” she continued, “I don’t understand the proposal as you described it. So, I won’t be able to answer it. But I do think that it’s important for women to have the opportunity to have full reproductive health options available to them and their insurance wherever they receive it. I support the waiver that is there for the churches now. I don’t know the exception as expanded by what you’re saying there.”

The comment about the bishops as “lobbyists” comes after Pelosi bashed the bishops and pro-life Catholics for having “that conscience thing.”

Read More: http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/02/pelosi-calls-catholic-bishops-lobbyists-for-obamacare-concerns/

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