Friday, August 07, 2009

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.

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...

[Read the whole thing]
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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]

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At 8/07/2009 1:33 PM, Blogger Dad29 said...

I'm still waiting for the televised presser with the Prexy/USCC, +Dolan of NYC, +George of Chicago, and +Mahony of LA--all of them thundering the same message.


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