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Nebraska bishops urge prenatal care for low-income illegal immigrants

Catholic World News - March 04, 2010

The bishops of Nebraska are urging Governor Dave Heineman to reconsider his opposition to state funded prenatal care for illegal immigrants.

“Denying prenatal coverage care in these circumstances of family poverty is an affront to human dignity and pro-life principles,” the bishops said in a March 3 letter. “The lack of access to coverage ... could be a decisive factor in leading some pregnant women to choose abortion over childbirth.”

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Mar. 04, 2010 4:51 PM ET USA

    Instead of the government (taxpayers) being forced to pay for prenatal care for illegal immigrants, why don't the bishops set up a fund for prenatal care for illegals from donations collected from Catholics and any other Christians who want to participate? Perhaps Catholic doctors and nurses would be willing to donate their time for these cases. It seems to me that our bishops think more government is always the answer to every conceivable need under the sun. Charity should be voluntary.

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