(CNSNews.com) - Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) sent out a tweet on Wednesday afternoon to mark the feast day of St. Brigid, who is known as Ireland’s female patron saint.
“Today, we celebrate the feast of St. Brigid: Ireland’s Patroness Saint and a great leader,” said Pelosi.
“Born in the 5th Century, St. Brigid was a woman ahead of her time: establishing schools and churches—and encouraging women to lead,” said Pelosi.
“May she continue to inspire women and girls today,” said the former speaker.
Contemporary abortion advocates have tried to portray St. Brigid as an early abortionist—a claim that has been shot down by Catholic news outlets.
In a story that the Catholic News Agency published in 2018 on this issue, Dr. Paul Byrne, a scholar or early Irish history, debunked the pro-abortionists seeking to adopt St. Brigid as one of their patronesses.
"There is no credible evidence that any Irish saints were involved in any form of abortion," Byrne told the Catholic News Agency.