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Catholic Bishops Urge Members to Oppose Abortion Funding in Health Care Plan [Catholic Uprising!]
FoxNews ^ | October 30th 2009

Posted on 10/30/2009 3:08:22 PM PDT by Steelfish

October 30, 2009

Catholic Bishops Urge Members to Oppose Abortion Funding in Health Care Plan

President Obama's health care plan has sparked alarm among Roman Catholic bishops who say that without an explicit prohibition on federal funding for abortion, it could be included in taxpayer-subsidized coverage offered through the plan.

Roman Catholic bishops are launching a massive e-mail campaign opposing the sweeping health care reform plan being proposed by President Obama and Democrats in Congress, because they say it will allow federal funds to pay for abortions.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Activities Secretariat is encouraging all archdioceses and parishes in the U.S. to send a pre-written e-mail that urges House members to oppose any rule that will not allow debate on an amendment that would prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used for abortions, and to send another e-mail to senators to support the amendment.

"If the serious pro-life concerns on abortion funding and conscience rights are not addressed, the final bill should be opposed," the pre-written e-mail reads. "Genuine health care reform should protect the life and dignity of all people from the moment of conception until natural death."

The offensive comes more than a year after the archbishop of Washington rebuked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her assertion that the Catholic Church has not been consistent on its position against abortion and that human life begins at conception. At the same time, the archbishop of Denver warned then-vice presidential candidate Joe Biden not to take Communion.

Pelosi met privately with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican earlier this year.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events

1 posted on 10/30/2009 3:08:23 PM PDT by Steelfish
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Catholics Bishops by and large support the health care bill except for two points. So if they remove those two points they will be all in.

2 posted on 10/30/2009 3:11:41 PM PDT by stockpirate ("if my thought-dreams could be seen. They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Dylan)
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Abortion is a tool for Black Genocide! Planned Parenthood supplies the shock troops into the inner cities. They already receive millions in US tax dollars to kill off black people. This unholy alliance of murderers and our tax dollars continues unabated under the helpful support of Obama. Eugenics continues to this day.

It was Evangelical Christians that were at the forefront of the abolitionist movement that eventually won freedom for the slaves in this nation and it will be the Evangelical Christians that win this fight to stop the genocide caused by abortion.

Watch the video:

4 posted on 10/30/2009 4:04:35 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: stockpirate

No they won’t.

5 posted on 10/30/2009 10:34:06 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Steelfish
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6 posted on 10/30/2009 10:59:46 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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