View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Planned Parenthood President Praises Sisters

In a column in the Huffington Post, the President of Planned Parenthood - the billion-dollar abortion business - praised some Roman Catholic Sisters for their help in getting health care reform passed, even though the Bishops and many pro-life groups pointed out that the bill as approved will help fund abortion.

Cecile Richards wrote in her 3/24 piece:

And in the final days before the bill was passed, it was the Roman Catholic nuns who most importantly broke with the bishops and the Vatican to announce their support for health care reform. This brave and important move, demonstrating that they cared as much about the health care of families in America as they did about church hierarchy, was a critical demonstration of support.

She got that right. They broke with the bishops and the Vatican. How sad.

I have consistently supported health care reform, particularly reform that would help the poor, but not the bills that found ways to sneak abortion funding in (as this one does).

And as Governor Mike Huckabee pointed out, President Obama's executive order (a former governor, he knows how they work) is meaningless as a law supersedes an order, and the Hyde Amendment keeping federal funding from paying for abortions will not apply to all the programs this health care bill will fund. We will be paying for abortions.


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