As the Senate Finance Committee prepares to vote on health-care legislation, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has made it known that none of the existing bills are adequate. All of them include abortion funding.
“So far, the health-reform bills considered in committee … have not met President Obama’s challenge of barring use of federal dollars for abortion and maintaining current conscience laws,” the USCCB wrote in its Sept. 30 letter to members of the Senate. “These deficiencies must be corrected.”
The bishops’ letter refers to all of the existing health-care reform bills currently on the table: the Kennedy bill in the Senate, the Baucus bill, and the three versions...READ MORE