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WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Tuesday on the decision by San Francisco’s conservative Catholic archbishop to deny her Communion over her support of abortion rights, saying she respects that people have opposing views but not when they impose them on others.The California Democrat says she comes from a large family with many members who oppose abortion. "I respect people’s views about that. But I don’t respect us foisting it onto others." Pelosi added, "Our archbishop has been vehemently against LGBTQ rights.

In fact, he led the way in an initiative on the ballot in California."Pelosi made her comments on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe." In a letter last week to Pelosi, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said he would refuse her Communion after she vowed to codify into law the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion.

That legislation passed the House but died last week in the Senate.Pelosi said women and families need to know this is about more than abortion. "These same people are against contraception, family planning, in vitro fertilization. It’s a blanket thing and they use abortion as the front man for it."Cordileone has said he told Pelosi that she must either repudiate her support of abortion rights or stop speaking publicly about her Catholic faith.

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WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Tuesday on the decision by San Francisco’s conservative Catholic archbishop to deny her Communion over her support of abortion rights, saying she respects that people have opposing views but not when they impose them on others.The California Democrat says she comes from a large family with many members who oppose abortion. "I respect people’s views about that. But I don’t respect us foisting it onto others." Pelosi added, "Our archbishop has been vehemently against LGBTQ rights.
Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard heard a snippet of testimony Tuesday contradicting one of Heard’s key witnesses, but much of the context was stripped away.Jennifer Howell — who once employed Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez — testified briefly Tuesday in the six-week civil trial through a recorded deposition.Depp is suing Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” His lawyers say he was defamed by the article even though it never mentioned his name.Depp has denied he ever struck Heard, and says she was the abuser in the relationship. Heard has testified about more than a dozen separate instances of physical abuse she says she suffered at Depp’s hands.Howell testified that she sent an email in 2020 to Henriquez begging her to tell the truth.Jurors, though, did not see the letter, nor did Howell explain in what way she thought Henriquez was being untruthful.

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