Catholic Bishops' Rep: Health Care Reform Bill Pro-Abortion on Funding, Conscience
Sister Mary Ann Walsh of the USCCB finds the language of the health care bill to be “sickening.” Steven Ertelt tells the story at LifeNews.com:
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A representative of the nation’s Catholic bishops has a new opinion column published at the Washington Post telling how the health care reform bill in Congress is pro-abortion. Sister Mary Ann Walsh of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says the language of the bill makes her “sick.”
“Catholic bishops have urged the government to reform our ailing health care system for decades. To do this, the House and Senate have now passed bills with this aim, bills that must be reconciled into one final bill,” Walsh writes.
“But the present state of affairs is enough to make you sick. The gamesmanship in Congress relates more to politics than health and has created serious problems,” she continues.
She says that, “despite bishops’ desire for health care reform, the proposed bills could turn the bishops from allies into opponents. So far, health care reform it is not.”