Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Next Up: Direct Fed Funding of Abortions

Oh, yah, it's coming up.

A Congressional subcommittee last week voted to directly fund with taxpayer money abortions in Washington D.C., a direct breach of the Dornan Amendment which prohibits taxpayer funded abortions in the nation's capitol.

In opposition, Cardinal Rigali:

...Cardinal Rigali said that the subcommittee's action "effectively nullifies the Dornan amendment," which for a total of 18 years has prevented public funding of elective abortions in the District. He said this move, "presumably the first step in a broader effort to restore such funding throughout the federal government," is misguided for three reasons. "First, public funding of abortion is rejected by the American people, as numerous surveys of public opinion have shown," Cardinal Rigali said.

..."Second, no lawmaker or Administration can support such a policy change and still claim to support 'reducing abortions.' The evidence is overwhelming, and universally recognized by groups on all sides of the abortion issue, that the availability of public funds for abortion greatly increases abortions," the bishops' Pro-Life Committee Chair argued.

"Third, this action takes place as Congress is working to win broad support for a much-needed major reform of our health care system," Cardinal Rigali noted. "This is the worst of all possible times to be injecting the divisive issue of public abortion funding into the debate on government health policy."

Looks like that "bi-partisan, inclusive" phrase can be dropped from the ObamaHealth meme.


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