Navigation Links
Catholics for Choice Statement on Antiabortion Amendment to Healthcare Reform Bill
Date:11/7/2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the final House vote on healthcare reform nearing, antichoice extremists are holding the entire bill hostage to further their antiabortion agenda. They are demanding that the bill go far beyond the status quo restrictions on abortion that had been incorporated into the original bill. In an outrageous amendment, which is expected to be voted on early Saturday afternoon, antichoice Democrats are demanding explicit and unequivocal exclusion of any coverage for abortion, even in private health plans in the proposed health insurance exchange. Women would lose coverage under this proposal.

Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, said:

"This is unconscionable. This tiny group of individuals has decided that their personal beliefs about abortion are more important than insuring millions of Americans who do not currently have coverage.

"We urge members of the House of Representatives to vote against the antichoice amendment. It is bad for American women and wrong for Congress to be deciding which procedures are covered and which are not.

"Catholics support healthcare reform and support coverage for reproductive healthcare services in that reform. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has been on Capitol Hill claiming to speak for America's Catholics. They do not do so with any legitimacy. Poll after poll has shown that the American public, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, does not want to see Congress play politics with women's healthcare.

"American Catholics will not forget who held their healthcare hostage, and allowed it to be held hostage, when the elections come around in 2010."

For more information or to arrange an interview with CFC President Jon O'Brien, please contact David J Nolan at (202) 986-6093 or (202) 236-1782.

SOURCE Catholics for Choice


'/>"/>
SOURCE Catholics for Choice
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Catholics to Rally at USCCB Headquarters in Washington, DC, Re: Healthcare, Our Bishops, and Abortion
2. Catholics for Choice Believes in Healthcare Reform, Supports Federal Funding for Abortion
3. New Poll on Obama, Catholics and the Notre Dame Commencement Finds Deep Divisions Among Catholics
4. Cardinal George Urges Catholics to Tell Administration: Keep Conscience Protections for Health Care Workers
5. Catholics for Choice Statement on Overturning the Mexico City Policy
6. Catholics at International AIDS Conference XVII Tell Pope: End Ban on Condoms
7. ALL to Pro-Abortion Catholics: Do Not Sacrilegiously Exploit the Eucharist
8. Catholics Reject Influence of US Bishops in Congressional HIV/AIDS Funding Battle
9. New Poll Shows Catholics Around the World Believe Good Catholics Can Use Condoms
10. Clothing Choices Present Barrier to Outdoor Activity for Kids in Child Care Centers
11. Montana Now 20th State to Defend Health Care Choice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... ... thrilled to announce the ATA 2017 President’s Awards recipients, comprised of organizations ... superior healthcare delivery. , The ATA 2017 President’s Awards recognize individuals ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... ... Excellence specializes in pelvic conditions and has helped many women become pregnant upon ... a combination of office-based and simple outpatient evaluations. We can provide the ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... ... for sponsors and CROs to speed clinical development, has released the industry’s ... Bioclinica AGILE RTSM provides seamless clinical supply forecasting and management ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 25, ... ... based in Newport Beach, California, committed to raising awareness for Duchenne muscular ... results from its randomized CAP-1002 (cardiosphere-derived cells) Phase I/II HOPE clinical trial ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Lake Park Dental is now accepting ... Invisalign® in Lutz, FL. With the help of this highly-effective, yet convenient system, ... potential complications, more discretion and less pain. , Drs. Sarah Jockin, Nicole Morganti, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Services Market Analysis By Service (Manufacturing, Research), By Country, (Brazil, ... 2025" report to their offering. ... The Latin American pharmaceutical contract manufacturing services ... Low drug registration cost in Latin American countries ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017  IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: ... results for the first quarter 2017 after the close ... management team will host a corresponding conference call beginning ... Investors interested in listening to the conference call ... callers or (703) 326-3030 for international callers, using conference ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... The Global Effective Microorganisms (EM) Market ... has covered and analysed the potential of Global Effective Microorganisms ... shares and growth factors. The report identifies and analyses the ... the global market. ... 152 Tables and Figures, 6 Major Company Profiles, spread across ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: