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US bishops urge support for 3 pro-life bills

CWN - January 25, 2011

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is urging members of the House of Representatives to support three pieces of pro-life legislation:

  • the Protect Life Act (H.R. 358), which would remove abortion funding and add conscience protection to health-care reform legislation;
  • the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA, H.R. 361), which would prevent health-care professionals and institutions from being compelled to cooperate in abortions; and
  • the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3), which would codify the annual Hyde Amendment into law.
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    • Posted by: lynnvinc7142 - Jan. 26, 2011 9:45 PM ET USA

      I'm a criminologist & have read about such things, including cases in my locale. But the important point is we need to help women not have abortions (whether legal or illegal) in the first place. We need a more humane society and a culture of life. The US has a deep "culture of death" starting with genocide against native Americans. I'm willing to pay more taxes & put my money where my mouth is re programs that would help reduce abortion.

    • Posted by: Tau - Jan. 26, 2011 4:25 PM ET USA

      lynnvinc7142, how do these women get raped and get pregnant by the guards? Where do you get your information?

    • Posted by: lynnvinc7142 - Jan. 26, 2011 2:01 PM ET USA

      All good, but if we actually want to reduce abortion, we need to think beyond these & bills that make abortion illegal. Look at Europe with lower abortion rates. Legislation for universal health care (beyond Obamacare), increased min wages (most such wage-earners are women), paid maternity leave, professional free or low cost childcare, & such would go a long way to reducing abortion, not simply putting women who've had abortions in prison...where they get raped, then want another abortion.

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