Monday, March 1, 2010

USCCB Corrects Nancy Pelosi (again)

Not the first time this has had to happen.  Nancy Pelosi tells the public something inaccurate and the US Bishops have to step in and correct her.

Here is the latest problem.  Nancy Pelosi says the health care bill in Congress does not have funding for abortion in it.  This is a misrepresentation of the facts. So, a representative of the US Bishops corrects her:
After Pelosi's press conference, Richard Doerflinger, associate director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), told CNSNews.com that “anyone” who has talked with them knows that the Senate bill, which forms the basis for the president’s proposal, allows taxpayer money to be used to pay for health plans that cover abortion.

“We do not know how anyone who has spoken to the bishops could conclude that the Senate health care bill does not fund abortions,” Doerflinger told CNSNews.com in an e-mail statement.

“As the bishops have said in their letters to Congress, abortion problems in the Senate bill are so serious that, despite our strong support for expanding access to health care, we will have to oppose the bill unless they are resolved,” said Doerflinger.
Pray she (and other politicians) will listen to the Bishops.
Tip O' the hat to CVA.

1 comment:

GC said...

Thanks for standing ground on this issue!!