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Action urged on Planned Parenthood funding

February 23, 2017

Human Life Action, which works closely with the US bishops on pro-life legislation, has called upon pro-life Americans to urge their senators to rescind a Title X funding rule that went into effect two days before President Barack Obama left office.

The rule prevents states from excluding Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X family planning funds. On February 16, the House of Representatives voted in favor of rescinding the rule in a 230-188 vote.

“It is deeply troubling to many Americans that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion network…receives more than half a billion taxpayer dollars per year,” said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. “This concern has rightly grown with revelations about Planned Parenthood’s willingness to traffic in fetal tissue from abortions.”

 
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  • Posted by: rickt26170 - Feb. 24, 2017 6:09 PM ET USA

    I don't get it. Trump's policies on immigration and refugees get toasted by the bishops. Francis and many bishops appear to believe we should junk 21st capitalism and replace it with what? (They'll no doubt discern that one.) And now the same Church wants support from the same Trump administration that they delight in criticizing. One could argue that's very dicey politics.