Catholic Bishops Speak Against Abortion

Individual Catholic Bishops Speak Out Against Pro-Abortion Health Care Bills

by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 1
, 2009

Washington, DC ( — The nation’s Catholic bishops have spoken collectively against the pro-abortion health care bills pending in Congress. Now, individual bishops are beginning to speak out and to urge elected official to focus on promoting health care not rationing and abortion funding.

Bishop Walker Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa issued a message on Tuesday that has pro-life Catholics cheering.

The upshot? No health care “reform” is better than a restructuring that forces abortion funding or mandates.

“First and most important, the Church will not accept any legislation that mandates coverage, public or private, for abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem-cell research,” Nickless writes. “We refuse to allow our own parish, school, and diocesan health insurance plans to be forced to include these evils.”

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