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Cardinal, archdiocese blast public funding of abortions in nation’s capital

July 01, 2009

Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has joined the Archdiocese of Washington in decrying a House subcommittee decision to fund abortions in the nation’s capital-- a city where 40% of pregnancies end in abortion. The provision is part of President Barack Obama’s 2010 budget.

Asking the House Appropriations Committee to nullify the subcommittee’s vote, Cardinal Rigali wrote that “no lawmaker or Administration can support such a policy change and still claim to support ‘reducing abortions.’”


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