Extremist Democrats and liberals are hailing Harry Reid’s Health Care bill as a victory for pro-abortion activists. Though the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called it “completely unacceptable“.
…Richard Doerflinger, associate director of the bishops’ conference Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, said Reid’s “is actually the worst bill we’ve seen so far on the life issues.”
He called it “completely unacceptable,” adding that “to say this reflects current law is ridiculous.”
Harry Reid’s health care bill would evade the Hyde Amendment which bars the use of federal funds to pay for abortions through funds allocated by the annual appropriations bill for Health and Human Services.
For example, they say that any funds a government insurance plan would use to pay for abortion would be federal funds by definition — even if the money comes from premiums paid by beneficiaries.
“All the money the government has starts out being private money,”
“Once the government has them, they’re federal funds.”
Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats Culture of Death marches on.
To read the article White House at odds with bishops over abortion by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar of the Associated Press click here.
To read about the Hyde Amendment click here.