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House committee approves Protect Life Act

Catholic World News - February 18, 2011

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved the Protect Life Act (HR 358) in a 33-19 vote. The measure, which awaits a vote in the full House of Representatives, would remove the possibility of abortion funding from, and add conscience protection to, the health-care reform legislation approved last year.

“The committee’s action is an important step toward authentic health care reform that respects the dignity of all, from conception onward,” said Deirdre McQuade of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Feb. 19, 2011 9:04 AM ET USA

    God bless each of these courageous lawmakers living out their committment to the sacredness of human life.

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