Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cast a life-affirming “yes” for Federally funded abortion

For the life of me I can't remember why the Vatican would have an Apostolic Visitation regarding American religious.

Dear Members of Congress:

We write to urge you to cast a life-affirming “yes” vote when the Senate health care bill (H.R. 3590) comes to the floor of the House for a vote as early as this week. We join the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), which represents 1,200 Catholic sponsors, systems, facilities and related organizations, in saying: the time is now for health reform AND the Senate bill is a good way forward.

As the heads of major Catholic women’s religious order in the United States, we represent 59,000 Catholic Sisters in the United States who respond to needs of people in many ways. Among our other ministries we are responsible for running many of our nation’s hospital systems as well as free clinics throughout the country.

Oh wait, now I remember.

I would like to be able to ask LCWR and CHA if the bill does pass and taxpayer money funds abortion - what they will do in response? Sack cloth and ashes doesn't look good with polyester suits and sensible shoes. I guess we would get the same apology pro-Obama Catholics give for this radically pro-abortion President - no apology at all.

Of course every country except the small majority Catholic country of Malta that had socialized medicine went on to subsidize abortion. But that couldn't happen here - well besides it already happening in the District of Washington D.C. and of course the money that goes to Planned Parenthood (money is fungible people).