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Planned Parenthood Dismisses ‘Symbolic’ Executive Order, Declares Health Care Victory

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has issued a statement declaring victory after the Senate health care bill's passage Sunday, noting that the abortion-related executive order Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) agreed to in exchange for pro-life Democrats' votes was merely a “symbolic gesture.” Stupak had argued after the vote that, contrary to the affirmations of virtually every top pro-life organization in the U.S., Obama's promised executive order “is worth more than the paper it is written on.” “The only option you had was leave the Senate language or strengthen it to prevent […]
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No Mention of Abortion in Health Bill “Fix” Package

Thursday March 18, 2010 No Mention of Abortion in Health Bill “Fix” Package By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, DC, March 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The health care reconciliation “fix” package, which was posted on the House Rules Committee website Thursday afternoon, makes no mention of abortion, dashing any remaining hopes that the legislation that the House votes on will not include a vast expansion of abortion funding. Most analysts had predicted that the “fix” bill would not give in to the demands of pro-life representatives, most notably Rep. Bart Stupak, who have demanded that Hyde-like language be included in the bill. […]
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Late-term Abortion Ban Advances in Nebraska

Friday March 19, 2010 Late-term Abortion Ban Advances in Nebraska By John Jalsevac LINCOLN, NE, March 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill in Nebraska that would ban nearly all abortions after 20 weeks, because of the pain that such abortions can cause the unborn child, has advanced out of the Judicial Committee by a vote of 5-3 vote. LB 1103, called the “Abortion Pain Prevention Act,” states that “there is substantial evidence that abortion methods used at and after twenty weeks would cause substantial pain to an unborn child.” The bill also points out that, “There is a valid state […]
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CHA Board Bishop: ‘I Side With USCCB’ against Health Bill

Tuesday March 16, 2010 CHA Board Bishop: ‘I Side With USCCB’ against Health Bill By Kathleen Gilbert ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, March 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg has stepped into the row between the Catholic Health Association (CHA), on whose board he is a member, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), siding with the bishops in fighting the CHA-endorsed abortion-expanding Senate health care bill. The CHA sparked controversy over the weekend by throwing its weight behind the vastly pro-abortion Senate health bill. CHA president Sr. Carol Keehan had issued a letter to lawmakers urging […]
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Pro-Life House Dem: CHA Has Financial Incentive to Support Health Bill

Thursday March 18, 2010 Pro-Life House Dem: CHA Has Financial Incentive to Support Health Bill By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, DC, March 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), one of the pro-life House Democrats facing tough pressure for opposing the abortion-laden Senate health care bill, has pointed out that, as a trade association, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) has more at stake with the bill’s passage than it may openly admit. “I think the hospitals have a different perspective because they’re running large institutions,” Kaptur said. “They have a lot of issues at stake. They have to balance their […]
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Catholic Health Assoc. Health Bill Support ‘Utterly Un-Catholic’: HLI President

Monday March 15, 2010 Catholic Health Assoc. Health Bill Support ‘Utterly Un-Catholic’: HLI President By Kathleen Gilbert Updated 4:47 pm EST WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the U.S. bishops step up their opposition to the abortion-expanding Senate health bill this month, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) has again damaged the pro-life Catholic response by issuing warm support for the bill – despite its not being “perfect” on the abortion issue. The president of Human Life International responded by condemning CHA’s support for the bill as “utterly un-Catholic” and “a grave insult” to Catholics. In remarks posted on […]
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Breakdown: Pelosi’s 11th-Hour Pitch for Pro-Life Dem Votes Crumbles

Saturday March 20, 2010 Breakdown: Pelosi’s 11th-Hour Pitch for Pro-Life Dem Votes Crumbles By Kathleen Gilbert Updated 2:52 pm EST WASHINGTON, D.C., March 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A desperate compromise attempt by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to snatch up the votes of pro-life Democrats led by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) appears to have disintegrated under intense pressure from pro-abortion lobbyists, various sources report Saturday. The dramatic bid reportedly fell apart one day before the House’s final vote on the Senate health care bill scheduled for Sunday. Capitol Hill sources reported Friday that Stupak was in dialogue with Pelosi over allowing […]
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Constitutional Challenges Loom Big Over Slaughter’s ‘Demon Pass’

Friday March 19, 2010 Constitutional Challenges Loom Big Over Slaughter’s ‘Demon Pass’ By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., March 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The legislative “deem and pass” tactic – dubbed by many pundits as the “demon pass” – sought by House Democrats to ram through the Senate version of ObamaCare has legal analysts predicting that the health bill will likely land before the U.S. Supreme Court on a constitutional challenge. “The Slaughter solution is unconstitutional because it evades the constitutional requirement that there be a vote by both houses of Congress on the same bill in order for that […]
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