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.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($27,907 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
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.