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Showdown time for abortion coverage in health-care reform

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Sep 25, 2009

 The US Senate's financial-services committee has scheduled votes for next Tuesday, September 29, on a series of proposed amendments that would eliminate abortion funding from the Baucus health-care proposal. This will be a critical test of President Obama's promise to advance legislation that does not include taxpayer subsidies for abortion. 

Now here's another critical test:

Between now and next Tuesday, any organization truly dedicated to eliminating abortion funding from the health-care proposal will issue a clear statement insisting that the pro-life amendments must be adopted. If an organization remains silent as those votes approach, you can legitimately question the sincerity of the group's commitment to the pro-life cause.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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