Pelosi, the mother of three Georgetown alumni, was the commencement speaker at the Washington, D.C., university in 2002, despite her career-long advocacy of the legal "right" to abortion. The former Speaker of the House has a perfect 100-percent rating from the pro-abortion NARAL-Pro Choice America. The event she will host in San Francisco, titled a "Conversation on Innovation," will feature business professor Clay Christiansen. It is part of the Georgetown University Alumni Association's John Carroll weekend. John Carroll was a Roman Catholic bishop who was a delegate from Maryland at the Third Continental Congress and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
The Cardinal Newman Society, a Catholic university watchdog, drew attention to Pelosi's role in the event and has pointed out her 100-percent pro-abortion record. Pelosi, a Catholic, has repeatedly flaunted her defiance of the church's stand on abortion and was one of a group of Catholic lawmakers who sent a letter to the Vatican protesting Pope Benedict XVI's publicly expressed approval of denying Holy Communion to those who publicly support the legalization of abortion and have thus ex-communicated themselves from the church. Pelosi has claimed her pro-abortion stand is consistent with the Catholic faith.
Yet clerics in her hometown of San Francisco as well as in the nation's capital have been reluctant to deny Communion to Pelosi as well as other prominent Catholics who are "pro-choice." The entire leadership of the national Democratic Party and every Democratic nominee for President since George McGovern in 1972 have been pro-abortion. The number of Catholics in Congress who support abortion "rights" is an ongoing scandal for the church, as was the presidential candidacy of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in 2004. Kerry, who protested that he was a former altar boy and remains a Catholic, claimed he could not vote to impose the church's anti-abortion stand on a religiously diverse America. Rather, he defends the U.S. Supreme court's imposition of a pro-abortion ethic on the nation, thereby nullifying any and all state or federal restrictions on abortion that the Court deems an abridgment of a constitutional "right" nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. For years supporters of abortion "rights" have sought to codify the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling by passing the Freedom of Choice Act, establishing the "right" to abortion by an act of Congress, in case the court should one day overturn its Roe decision.
The Georgetown University Alumni Association did not respond to a LifeSiteNews.com request for comment.
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