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Help Stop Abortion Funding in Health Care Reform
In a nationwide call to Catholics to prevent health care reform from being derailed by the abortion lobby, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has sent bulletin inserts and pulpit announcements to almost 19,000 parishes across the country. As long-time advocates of health care reform, the U.S. Catholic bishops continue to make the moral case that genuine health care reform must protect the life, dignity, consciences and health of all, especially the poor and vulnerable, the insert says. Health care reform should not advance a pro-abortion agenda in our country. As Congress negotiates a final health care bill, the insert encourages Catholics to contact their Senators and Representatives, urging them to keep longstanding restrictions against federal funding of abortion and full conscience protection in the legislation. If these criteria are not met, Catholics are asked to urge Congress to oppose the final bill. The bulletin insert can be downloaded below. The Michigan Catholic Conference, the public policy voice for the Catholic Church in Michigan, offers Catholics the opportunity to send legislators messages online through their legislative network. For more information, please visit the Health Care Reform pages of the USCCB website.
File: Bulletin Insert