The bishops’ letter alluded to Catholic failures to protect children from sexual abuse by clergy in the U.S., failures that have only been brought to light in the last two decades.
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The bishops said it is ‘inhumane’ to provide taxpayer-funded abortion as ‘a so-called solution to pregnancy’ and not ‘resources needed to welcome a child and flourish as a family.’ Previously, the VA banned abortion and abortion counseling in its programs.
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The senators accused the rule of being an attempt to “increase taxpayer funding for abortion on demand, to the financial benefit of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry.”
‘I believe unborn children need the president of the United States and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to be their friends and advocates,’ said Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., on Tuesday, before the House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an opportunity to vote on a prohibition of taxpayer-funded abortion.
Rep. Chris Smith spoke at a Tuesday hearing of the commission on “China, Genocide, and the Olympics.”
Sen. Rand Paul, the ranking member of the Senate Small Business Committee, said that the entities unlawfully received funds through the program.
Citing the Pew Research Center’s annual study of global religious restrictions and persecution, the legislators called the current state of international religious persecution a “crisis.”
The bill introduced on Wednesday, a version of which was introduced last Congress, requires babies surviving abortion attempts to receive the same standard of care that other children born prematurely would receive.
The Senate’s arcane rules regarding the reconciliation process provided the mechanism whereby the narrow Democratic majority was able to circumvent a potential GOP filibuster.