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  •  In itskevin diary from last night (5+ / 0-)

    UPDATEx3: Major Catholic Newspaper Endorses Bill, Challenges Bishops

    He references the article from Editorial: National Catholic Reporter backs health bill

    which had a terrific support ultimately for "universal or near universal healthcare" when the quoted TR Reid's article.

    Bottom line: The current legislation is not "pro-abortion," and there is no, repeat no, federal funding of abortion in the bill.

    Meanwhile, writing in The Washington Post last Sunday, T.R. Reid, a first-rate journalist, a Catholic, and author of "The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care." argues persuasively [6] that industrialized countries that achieve universal or near-universal insurance coverage have a demonstrably lower abortion rate than we have in the United States. It should matter to those who believe in the sacredness of all human life that this legislation will not only provide health care to those who don't currently possess it, but will encourage women facing crisis pregnancies to choose life. Given the intractable nature of the abortion debate in the United States, this amounts to a pro-life victory of historic proportions.

    The Catholics may be the ones to ultimately guide us to this goal. (For disclosure to anyone who cares, I am not Catholic.)

    I can envision Teddy working on this from Heaven.

    The beatings will continue until morale improves. -8.50, -6.92

    by ferallike on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 04:23:49 PM PDT

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