Bishop chairmen respond to extreme abortion push in appropriations bill
July 15, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: The House Appropriations labor and health and human services subcommittee has “cleared a spending bill for the Department of Health and Human Services without including a decades-old rider prohibiting funding for abortions, kicking off what is likely to be a long and bruising fight,” The Hill, referring to the Hyde amendment, reported.
The subcommittee has also decided not to include the Weldon amendment, which offers conscience protection to pro-life medical providers.
“Eliminating these provisions would force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions and force health care providers and professionals to perform and refer for abortion against their deeply-held beliefs, as well as force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion,” the chairmen of the bishops’ religious liberty and pro-life committees noted.
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