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Democrats Lose “Bi-Partisan” Support for Health Care Reform

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On November 7, 2009, Congressman Joseph Cao (R, LA-02) became the lone Republican to vote for the House passed health care legislation. Democrats touted the singular support for the bill as a victory for bi-partisanship. Members of the Catholic Advocate …

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Catholics Need To Be The "Game Changers" on Health Care

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Reconciliation…The “Slaughter Solution”…Senate version…House version…Conference Committee…Whip Count…game changer. These are all words and phrases that only the Washington D.C. culture could use interchangeably in everyday conversation and lately they are all we hear when the punditry discusses politics and the …

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Catholic Health Association's Support for Health Care Bill Exposes Failure of USCCB Strategy

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By Deal Hudson The Catholic Health Association, a lobbying group for Catholic hospitals, has now offered its support for the health care bill containing abortion funding.  A  statement from CHA president, Sr. Carol Keehan, expresses “concern on life issues” while …

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Pro-Life, Pro-Family Catholic Mari Hamlin Fink Sets Out To Replace Susan Davis in San Diego

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Establishment political observers are calling the congressional race in California’s 53rd district “David vs. Goliath” – and that’s alright with Mari Hamlin Fink because she knows that outcome. Mari is a ninth-generation San Diegan. Her San Diego ancestry can be …

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Catholic Bishops Should Change Health Care Strategy Before It's Too Late

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By Deal Hudson The lobbying strategy of the Catholic bishops in the health care debate, thus far, has been one of qualified support.  We support the health care reform bill, the bishops argue, as long as it does not contain …

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Are Catholics in Congress Ignoring Both the Views of their Faith and their Constituents?

Susan B. Anthony List recently had the polling companyTM, inc./WomanTrend conduct eight Congressional district-wide surveys of N=300 registered voters in each district March 1-3, 2010. The nationwide survey has a margin of error of ±5.65%. Seven of the eight Congressional …

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“Nobody’s Pro-Abortion”…well except you, Mr. President

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In Pennsylvania on March 8, 2010, President Obama ended his health care reform campaign rally with a classic political battle cry about being sent to Washington to make the tough decisions and do what is right. “Those of us in …

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Pray Pro-Life Democrats Don't Cave!

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By Brenda Steele This morning’s Washington Post has a story by Alec MacGillis, staff writer, on the push by pro-abortion Democrats to persuade their anti-abortion peers in the House to accept the current language in the Senate health care bill. …

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Thank You Leader Boehner!

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By Matt Smith Yesterday, Catholic Advocate President Deal Hudson asked: “Who will stand up when the cameras are on and oppose abortion funding?” This afternoon, Minority Leader John Boehner (R, Ohio – 8th), a Catholic, answered the call. “The Stupak-Pitts …

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