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:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws ... a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula ... , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... ... ... their direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. ... for tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery ... of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , ... for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures ... . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As ... with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine ... and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... OAKLAND, N.J. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... in the design, development and manufacturing of collagen ... and regeneration announced today that Bill Messer ... Sales and Marketing to further leverage the growing ... surgery medical devices. Bill joins the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or ... protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. ... World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market for ... report includes the following: , World IVD ... (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD Companion ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: