Adoption is an Irksome Option When You’re Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi tells a young woman who had been adopted that her mother should have had the choice to murder her

(photo: United States Congress)

I’m concerned for Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi recently insisted that all adopted children would be better off served had their mothers chosen to abort them.

During a recent CNN Town Hall event, Pelosi told college student Brianna Kristyn Roberts―a young woman whose mother had given her up for adoption rather than murdering her in utero (i.e., abortion)―that she and her mother would have better off had she been aborted (i.e., killed) prior to being born.

We get this kind of nonsense from the Left all the time: Good is Bad. Moral is Immoral. Men are Women. Confused children should have their genitals mutilated. You’ve heard it all before from them.

But this is the first time of which I am aware that a Leftist flat-out told an adopted adult that someone had the right to off her.

At the event, Roberts introduced herself as pro-life and clearly told Pelosi that she didn’t “believe that abortion is [the] answer for unplanned pregnancy.”

“My birth mother was faced with a decision that many women today are facing,” explained Roberts. “Without the means of properly raising a child, she chose the most ethical decision and chose adoption. With her courageous and unselfish decision, I now have the ability to thrive and succeed in life.”

And then Roberts asked Pelosi point-blank, “Don’t you think everyone needs the ability to thrive and succeed in life?”

Pelosi, flustered and fumbling, sputtered back that the young, living lady standing before her actually embodied the pro-choice paradigm.

“We want other people to have, have that—have that opportunity,” said Pelosi. “To choose as well.”

To be clear, Pelosi would have given this young woman’s mother a parade and medal had she only “chose” to kill her daughter. Instead, Fate — or rather, Divine Providence — arranged for this little meeting between an advocate for state-sponsored child-murder and a child who escaped the bloody system.

If Roberts’ mother had chosen to abort this intelligent young lady, she would have been burned, poisoned, suffocated or dismembered in utero. Had she managed to survive that abortion, Roberts would have been, to use fellow deathmonger Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s words, “the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

This used to be called “infanticide.”

That’s the “choice” Pelosi would have wanted to give Roberts’ mother and, indeed, all mothers here in the United States and around the world.

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.