Navigation Links
'Health Care Reform Must be Abortion-Free,' says Supreme Knight
Date:8/5/2009

PHOENIX, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A health care system designed to save lives on the one hand must not become a vehicle for taking lives through abortion and euthanasia," Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said in his annual report at the organization's 127th annual convention here today. Referring to health care legislation now being considered in the U.S. Congress, he declared that "Health care reform must be abortion-free."

The leader of the 1.78 million member Knights of Columbus told delegates that the inclusion of an abortion mandate and other provisions that would require all health insurance plans to pay for abortions runs contrary to public opinion, which has moved decisively in the opposite direction.

Anderson cited the results of a Knights of Columbus/Marist College Poll showing that "If people were allowed to choose; 86% of the American people would choose to significantly restrict abortion." Other recent polls, including the Gallup Poll, have confirmed a shift in public opinion. Gallup showed a majority of Americans describing themselves as pro-life for the first time since they began asking the question in 1995.

"In our search for common ground," Anderson said, "Let us begin there."

Anderson also described plans to expand the Knights of Columbus ultrasound initiative, in which the Supreme Council joins with state and local councils in funding the purchase of ultrasound machines for crisis pregnancy clinics. "Up to 90% of women considering abortion choose to have their babies after seeing an Ultrasound image," Anderson noted. "They hear their baby's heartbeat; they see their baby's head and fingers. They know that their baby is a child, not a choice."

Since the beginning of the year, nine such machines have been donated to clinics in Florida, Iowa, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska and Texas. The Supreme Knight set a goal of putting "at least one ultrasound machine in every jurisdiction in the Order this year."

The full text of Anderson's address, and much other information about the convention in Phoenix, can be found at www.kofc.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Knights of Columbus
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Wireless Home Healthcare to be $4 Billion Industry by 2013
2. Dartmouth gets $3 million from the National Science Foundation for IT research in health care
3. Happy Employees Lead to Healthier Patients
4. Multi-state Medicare Fraud Crackdown Focuses Attention on Recovery Payoffs to Defray Health Reform Costs
5. Helping Dogs With Allergies: A Simple Solution for a Not So Simple Health Problem
6. VHA and AT&T Bring Innovative Communications Solutions to Health Care
7. Outsourcing of IT Requirements by Healthcare Organisations Promotes All-Round Benefits, Says Frost & Sullivan
8. Streamline Health Appoints Jon Phillips Chairman of the Board of Directors
9. Dr. Liza Solomon, HIV/AIDS Expert, Joins Abt Associates as Principal Associate in Companys Domestic Health Division
10. The Organic Center Refutes Misleading Nutritional Claims Made by United Kingdoms Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Agency Report on Health Value of Organic Foods
11. South Carolina-Based AnMed Health Selects CHS for Affiliation Agreement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/31/2016)... , ... June 01, 2016 , ... A book about ... New Renaissance ” (published by Balboa Press AU) attempts to give readers the courage ... , β€œThe Divine has inspired and guided me throughout my life to learn ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... Hollywood, Fl (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 ... ... the doors to its new Concussion Clinic serving South Florida. , The ... sports medicine, pediatric neurology, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric neuropsychology and also ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 01, 2016 , ... ... β€œ Psoriasis and smoking: links and risks ”. , As corresponding author Professor ... on the relation between smoking habits and psoriasis. Smoking influences the onset and ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... ... adults often find themselves reaching for a cup of coffee, an energy drink, or even ... is a cup of Matcha green tea. Matcha is a premium green tea powder made ... early June to mid-July, when the leaves are the most tender. , Matcha ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Splashtop Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance cross-screen ... the leading provider of secure mobile remote access solution for Japan enterprises. ... access solution. Splashtop for CACHATTO will be available as an integrated add-on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2016)... Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) ... for June 7, 2016, to take a closer look at ... 1 p.m. ET, will focus on a man named Jay ... to wellness. The event is the first ... health care professionals, talking about triumphs and the struggles they ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... -- Mundipharma EDO GmbH (Early Development in ... trial of its investigational drug candidate EDO-S101. A first ... developed for the treatment of relapsed-refractory (RR) haematological malignances. ... safety and tolerability of ascending doses of EDO-S101 and ... the United States and Europe ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... -- , Isansys  Lifecare, a new generation digital ... wireless patient monitoring platform, as it ships more systems to ... , Scotland and Norway ... system, launched earlier this year, is now being used in ... This new technology significantly enhances the user experience and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: