expressed concern to me earlier tonight that the Dems walk out of this marathon leadership session with a faux compromise that fools folks into believing abortion won’t be funded. Thankfully, the likes of Doug Johnson, the stalwart factchecker from the National Right to Life Committee, exists to keep things in check. The key question, though: Will the Catholic bishops be stalwart like Doug? That may mean a key bishop or two fighting against the get-along instinct of some of the bureacrats at the bishops’ conference.
(Fr. Thomas Williams has a good piece on Catholics and health care, BTW. And you may be interested in Bishop Conley from Denver who says the legislation they are looking at is inadequate, baffling, insulting, and dangerous.)