House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi styles herself as a devout Catholic, and the New York Times happily promotes that myth with a puff piece whose title drives home the editorial point: In Pelosi, Strong Catholic Faith and Abortion Rights Coexist. But it’s Pelosi herself who gives the game away, with a telling quotation:
The church has their position, and we have ours, which is that a woman has free will given to her by God.
Taken by itself, that sentence is a muddled non sequitur. The Church teaches that women have free will given by God. The topic is abortion, not free will. Pelosi has played the trump-card of “choice” so often that she apparently believes the abortion industry invented free will.
But that’s not the most revealing part of the quotation. Notice that Pelosi says that the Church has “their” position, as opposed to “our” position. For Pelosi, it’s a question of them vs. us.
In this case “them” means Catholics, “us” means Democrats, and so Pelosi lets us know which side she’s on. http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/the-city-gates.cfm?id=1148