Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/31/14
Nancy Pelosi will receive the Margaret Sanger award — the top honor given out by the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced today that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will deliver remarks at the organization’s Annual Gala in Washington on march 27, where she will receive the award. Planned Parenthood is awarding Leader Pelosi the Margaret Sanger Award, the organization’s highest honor, “in recognition of her leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to” the pro-abortion movement during her career.
The president of the abortion business announced the award today, though she never mentioned abortion — instead couching her remarks in “women’s health.”
“On behalf of Planned Parenthood and the millions of patients we serve each year, it gives me great pleasure to announce that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will receive the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Margaret Sanger Award, our highest recognition of leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement,” said Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
“No one is more deserving of this honor than Leader Pelosi, who has fought tirelessly throughout her career to protect and expand women’s access to health care. As the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House, Leader Pelosi recognized that women’s health is a mainstream issue impacting women and families. Her leadership in passing the Affordable Care Act and her ongoing commitment ensures that the promise of the law is realized for millions of women as the greatest advancement for women’s health in a generation,” said Richards.
Some of the previous Margaret Sanger award winners include Hillary Clinton, Katharine Hepburn, Bella Abzug, Justice Harry Blackmun, Dolores Huerta, and Dr. Ruth.
The award comes one month after Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis and now the chief justice at the Vatican’s highest court, said prohibiting Pelosi from receiving Communion”makes perfect sense.”
This isn’t the first time Burke has said she should not receive communion.
In a September interview with The Wanderer, a Catholic newspaper, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, sheds light on Pelosi and communion. He issued a call for pro-abortion politicians to be denied the sacrament — saying that Catholic Canon law must be applied to them.
In July, Pelosi was at it again — with another crass comment on the abortion issue. This time, she went after pro-life Republicans saying they need a lesson in Sex Education 101. She attacked pro-life legislators in state legislatures across the nation who are passing new pro-life laws to limit abortions in places like Texas and North Carolina, saying they needed a lesson on “the birds and the bees.”
The recent comments come after Pelosi put her foot in her mouth during a press conference, calling the battle to keep late-term abortions legal sacred ground.