Washington D.C., Jun 14, 2013 / 12:16 pm
Prominent Catholics and members of the pro-life movement denounced statements by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi that as a Catholic, she views the protection of late-term abortion as "sacred ground."
Maureen Ferguson, senior policy advisor for the Catholic Association, called it "amazing" that the trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell "did not touch Nancy Pelosi's heart."
"What we learned from the Gosnell trial and what we understand is going on inside other clinics is not only human rights abuse but it also puts women in harm's way," she said in a statement.
Gosnell was a Philadelphia late-term abortionist who was recently convicted of several counts of first-degree murder for the killing of infants who survived his abortion attempts, among other crimes and health violations.