House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in an interview with C-SPAN's "Q and A" Sunday said that her support for abortion rights has not conflicted with her requests to receive Holy Communion in the Roman Catholic Church, as it has for other lawmakers, The Hill reports. During an interview with "Q & A" host Brian Lamb, she was asked to comment on opposition from Catholic Church officials to allowing lawmakers to receive Communion who support abortion rights -- including Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), who both ran for president.Today, there are so many out there like Pelosi. When it comes to abortion, you just can't support it. People don't understand.
Pelosi in the interview said, "I think some of it is regional. It depends on the bishop of a certain region and fortunately for me, communion has not been withheld, and I'm a regular communicant so that would be a severe blow to me if that were the case." - Medical News Today