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Tags: Abortion | Religion | Supreme Court | nancy pelosi | catholic | ruth bader ginsburg | roe v wade

Pelosi, a Catholic, Defends Pro-choice Stance

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 21 September 2020 12:10 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended her pro-choice position as a Catholic by saying it's not her place to make a woman's healthcare decision, which she admitted clashes with her family's view.

"The Italian-American Catholic family, my family I came from, doesn't share my position on this issue," Pelosi told journalist Kara Swisher on the "Sway" podcast. "But I, as the mother of five children in six years almost to the day, I'm just overjoyed with that … but [I] don't think we should making that decision for anybody else."

Pelosi was talking about the future of abortion laws in the country in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday. President Donald Trump has vowed to nominate a successor, which could put the future of Roe v. Wade — the court decision that legalized abortion in 1973 — in play.

"If the court cares anything about precedent, they will not overturn Roe v. Wade," Pelosi said.

"They could overturn the whole law, which I think would cause such an outcry for them that they might even find that, as we say, too hot to handle."

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended her pro-choice position as a Catholic by saying it's not her place to make a woman's healthcare decision, which she admitted clashes with her family's view. "The Italian-American Catholic family, my family I came from, doesn't share my...
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