WASHINGTON, January 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- American Life League executive director Shaun Kenney issued the following statement today regarding Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's interview with ABC News on Sunday. Rep. Pelosi stated that the millions of dollars slated for contraception in the economic stimulus package would "reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."
"At a time of financial crisis, Nancy Pelosi's solution is to kill future taxpayers.
"Pelosi has described herself as 'an ardent, practicing Catholic.' But ardent, practicing Catholics do not treat destruction of human beings and human dignity as an economic stimulus plan. They do not see the death of countless preborn Americans through the use of abortifacient birth control as an opportunity to 'reduce state costs.'
"Family planning regimes across the world have been noted for their brutality. China's 'One-Child' policy has literally exterminated over one billion human beings. That Pelosi would seek to imitate such brutality with state-enforced policies designed to discourage women from exercising their right to bring life into this world is not only horrific; it's a betrayal of her Catholic faith.
"Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco has already spoken to Pelosi about her incorrect portrayals of the Catholic faith. It is painfully clear Pelosi has not received this message.
"Worse, Pelosi is willing to distort Catholic social teaching in order to further a narrow political ideology.
"Catholics everywhere now look towards Archbishop Neiderauer. American Life League publicly calls on Archbishop Neiderauer to enforce Canon 915 and protect the Eucharist from further politicization by this radical clique of pro-abortion Catholics. A clear and strong message needs to be sent, not only for the souls of the faithful who would be misled by such mixed messages, but for Pelosi's sake as well."
American Life League was co-founded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro- life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.