US Bishops Urge Parishioners to Contact Congress on Health Care Reform

March 17, 2010

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging parishioners to contact their federal legislators to ensure federal health care reform legislation does not fund abortions, protects conscience, is affordable and allows immigrants to purchase private health insurance.

A recent action alert noted:

As long-time advocates of health care reform, the U.S. Catholic bishops continue to make the moral case that genuine health care reform must protect the life, dignity, consciences and health of all, especially the poor and vulnerable. Health care reform should provide access to affordable and quality health care for all, and not advance a pro-abortion agenda in our country. Genuine health care reform is being blocked by those who insist on reversing widely supported policies against federal funding of abortion and plans which include abortion, not by those working simply to preserve these longstanding protections.

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