Sunday, January 25, 2009

Catholic Church Slams Obama Over Expanded Abortion Funding

The Vatican issued a harsh statement reacting to President Obama's decision to spread abortion across the globe with US funding.

Monsignor Rino Fisichella, who heads the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life, said the church was very disappointed in President Obama and "the arrogance of those who, being in power, believe they can decide of life and death."

Fisichella said in an interview published Saturday in Corriere della Sera that "if this is one of President Obama's first acts, I have to say, in all due respect, that we're heading quickly toward disappointment."

Obama signed an executive order that ended the ban on Friday, reversing the policy of the Bush administration.

"This deals a harsh blow not only to us Catholics but to all the people across the world who fight against the slaughter of innocents that is carried out with the abortion," another top official with the Academy for Life, Monsignor Elio Sgreccia, told the ANSA news agency.

"Among the many good things that he could have done, Barack Obama instead chose the worst," he was quoted as saying Saturday.

Meanwhile Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D) claimed that Obama's new plan to spend economic stimulus money on "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."

Pelosi, the mother of 5 children and 6 grandchildren, who once said, "Nothing in my life will ever, ever compare to being a mom," seemed to imply babies are somehow a burden on the treasury.

The revelation came during an exchange Sunday morning on ABC's THIS WEEK.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services.
How is that stimulus?

LOL, Even fellow Democrat George Stphanopoulos was dumbfounded by Pelosi's claim.

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