USCCB Prolife Chief Draws 'Lines in the Sand' on Healthcare
The Catholic Key Blog reports:
The Executive Director of the USCCB Prolife Office today demands explicit exclusion of abortion from any health care reform proposals. He makes the very good point that Medicaid had funded 300,000 abortions a year at a time when "abortion" was not even mentioned in the Medicaid statute. It took the Hyde Amendment to stop abortion in Medicaid.(emphasis added)
Explicit language forbidding abortion coverage in the healthcare bill is required if the USCCB is going to support it.
The USCCB has been the top advocate for healthcare reform for decades, but they are prevented from supporting the current proposals because coastal Congressmen like Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are more committed to expanding abortion than expanding healthcare.
Now is the time to be calling our representatives to demand a healthcare bill that expands access for the uninsured. That's the goal. Expanding healthcare should not be a vehicle for funding liberal, coastal social experiments in death...
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Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
American Papist: Follow the Money to Determine Why Catholic Orgs Support ObamaCare Despite Inclusion of Abortion Coverage
Knights of Columbus Pass "Fishy" Resolution Opposing Any Health Care Reform That Funds Abortion
New York Archbishop: Church Will Have No Part in "Health Care" That Destroys Life
Congressman Cao: Courage, Conscience, and Catholicism
Associated Press Admits ObamaCare Would Pay for Abortions
"Ardent Practicing" Conservative Catholic Grandmother™ Calls Opponents of ObamaCare Nazis
Deal Hudson: "Why Catholics Will Not Get Abortion Out of the Health Care Bill" [UPDATED]
"Common Ground" on Abortion
Cardinal Rigali "Distracts" from Health Care Debate
"Conservative" Dems Change Vote to Strip Pro-Life Language from ObamaCare Bill
More on Abortion and Health Care Reform
Keeping Abortion Out of Health Care
A "Loud Silence"
New Ad: ObamaCare and Abortion
Obama's Nun: Ignore "Insignificant Details", Pass Health Care Bill Now
LA Times: Next Hurdle in Healthcare "Debate" is Abortion
Human Life Is More than a "Distraction"
Congressman Smith Warns Against Phony ‘Compromise’ on Abortion Mandates in ObamaCare
John Boehner: "Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Is Not Health-Care Reform"
Stop the Abortion Mandate
Dem Says Language Expressly Prohibiting Abortion Funding a Must in Health Care Bill [UPDATED]
Bishops Speak Out on ObamaCare
Apparently, the "Debate" is Over
Pelosi Accused of Muzzling Opposition to Taxpayer-Funded D.C. Abortions
Obama Culture of Death Update™: White House Budget Director "Not Prepared to Rule Out" Publicly Funded Abortion as Part of ObamaCare
Human Events: "Abortion By Any Other Name Is In Health Care Bill"
Pro-Life Kudos to Michael Sean Winters
Chris Matthews: Obama Double-Crosses Pope; Abortion Coverage Could Jeopardize Health Reform [UPDATED]