Thursday, February 10, 2011

U.S. Bishops Support HR 3 "No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion" Act

Permanent abortion funding ban long overdue, bishops tell U.S. House

From Kathleen Gilbert at LifeSiteNews:

"The U.S. bishops are supporting the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (H.R. 3) because a permanent ban on abortion funding is long overdue, a representative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) told a U.S. House subcommittee this week.

“H.R. 3 will write into permanent law a policy on which there has been strong popular and congressional agreement for over 35 years: The federal government should not use tax dollars to support or promote elective abortion,” said Richard Doerflinger, associate director of the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, in testimony before the House Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Judiciary Committee February 8....

Since regaining the majority of seats last November, GOP House members have begun launching a series of pro-life bills aimed at curtailing government involvement in abortion. The Protect Life Act, introduced by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), was debated before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health on Wednesday. It would amend the federal health care law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) to prevent federal funding for abortion or abortion coverage through government exchanges, community health centers, or any other program funded or created by PPACA.

The full testimony can be found online here:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So I'm pretty sure you guys support having healthy babies born right? You want children to have a healthy womb to live in and a good birth, and if by some awful chance that a baby is born prematurely, to have all the care needed to support its precious life.
Well I would like you to know that in the HR3 bill that you support it also does the following:
$50 million in cuts to the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant that “supports state-based prenatal care programs and services for children with special needs.”

• $1 billion in cuts to programs at the National Institutes of Health that support “lifesaving biomedical research aimed at finding the causes and developing strategies for preventing preterm birth.”

• Nearly $1 billion in cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its preventive health programs, specifically to its preterm birth studies.