Monday, July 11, 2016

Catholic Bishops Ask Congress to Vote for Bill to Stop Government Forcing Christians to Fund Abortions? How IS Gender Equality Bring Applied Here? Forcing Christians to Fund Abortions?


The pro-life spokesmen for the nation’s Catholic Bishops are calling on Congress to vote next week for new pro-life legislation to help stop government from forcing Christians to fund abortions. The House plans a vote on the legislation on Wednesday.

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Archbishop William E. Lori–as chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, respectively–called for immediate action by the U.S. House of Representatives to enact the Conscience Protection Act of 2016.

The bishops wrote that “disturbing new actions to force healthcare providers to participate in the destruction of human life cry out for an immediate federal remedy.”

Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Lori cited three recent examples of government coercion on abortion. First is the June 21 ruling by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services allowing, “contrary to the plain meaning of current federal law, that California’s Department of Managed Health Care can continue forcing all health plans under its jurisdiction to cover elective abortions, including late-term abortions.”

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