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U.S. House Keeps Abortion Funding Out of
Health Care Reform
Tell Senators: Follow the House’s
Lead on Removing Abortion Funding
Protect Conscience Rights
Ensure Affordable Health Coverage
Allow Immigrants to Purchase Private Health Insurance
As long-time advocates of health care reform, the U.S. Catholic
bishops continue to make the moral case for genuine health care reform
that will protect the life, dignity, consciences and health of all,
especially the poor and vulnerable.
- On November 7, the U.S. House of Representatives passed major
health care reform that reaffirms the essential, longstanding and
widely supported policy against using federal funds for elective
- It is critical that the Senate adopt the House-approved Stupak
Amendment language on this issue. This Amendment ensures that
Americans are not forced to pay for the destruction of unborn
children as part of needed health care reform.
- The Senate must address other essential moral priorities:
protecting conscience rights; making health coverage more affordable
and accessible for those in need; and ensuring that immigrants do
not lose or will not be denied health care coverage needed for the
good of their families and the health of society.
ACTION: Contact Senate and House Members through e-mail,
phone calls or FAX letters.
- To send a pre-written, instant e-mail to Congress go to
- Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121, or call your
Members’ local offices. Full contact info can be found on
Members’ web sites at www.house.gov
“Please adopt the House-approved Stupak
Amendment that upholds longstanding policies against abortion
funding, and please protect conscience rights in health care reform.
Health care must be made more affordable and accessible to those in
need, and immigrants must not lose or be denied health care
“I am pleased that the House-passed health care reform bill
maintains the longstanding policy against federal funding of
abortion. Please work to ensure that this essential provision is
included in any final bill sent to the President.”
WHEN: The Senate schedule is uncertain. Act today! Thank you!
For more information on proposed legislation and the bishops’
position on authentic health care reform, visit:
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