This just in from the U.S. Catholic bishops' conference: Bishops Urge Congress to Support Bill to Remedy Abortion, Conscience Flaws in Health Care Reform Law
The bishops say H.R. 5111 will apply the Hyde Amendment to new funds and thus fix "profound flaws" in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Here's the first part of their press release:
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In a May 20 letter to Congress, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said PPACA was an important step toward ensuring access to health coverage for all Americans but was “profoundly flawed in its treatment of abortion, conscience rights, and fairness to immigrants.”
He urged members to support H.R. 5111, sponsored by Reps. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL) with 91 other House members, and added, “Efforts to ensure that our health care system truly serves the life, health and conscience of all will be a legislative goal of the Catholic bishops in the months to come.”