The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has produced a print ad outright opposing the Senate health-care bill that the House will be appearing in the Washington Post, Politico, The Hill, Roll Call, Congressional Quarterly, and Congress Daily AM this morning. It will also appear in National Journal on Friday. “Health care reform is about saving lives, not destroying them,” it declares.
Further it states:
For over 30 years, the Hyde Amendment and other longstanding and widely supported laws have prevented federal funding of elective abortions.
Yet the Senate health care reform bill violates this policy — and fails to protect
the life, dignity and conscience of all. It will appropriate billions of dollars in new funds not covered by the Hyde Amendment, and subsidize health plans that make their enrollees pay for elective abortions.
Americans would be forced to subsidize other people’s abortions through their taxes and health insurance premiums.
We need genuine health care reform — reform that helps save lives, not destroy them.