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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- Cardinal Rigali Protests Move To Fund Abortion In District Of Columbia (USCCB)
- Archdiocese opposes federal budget proposals to publicly fund abortions; calls on Congress instead to fund assistance for women and children in need (Archdiocese of Washington)
- House Panel Pushes Obama Agenda for Tax-Funded Abortions in Washington, DC (LifeNews.com)
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