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Sunday, October 13, 2013

P.S., HR 3279

This past Wednesday, Congressman Chris Smith - the William Wilberforce of our place and time - introduced HR3279, the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2013,which already has 90 co-sponsors.  No, Mike Fitzpatrick is NOT one of those 90 co-sponsors (Are we seeing a pattern here?).
    "Smith said the inauguration of the Obamacare exchanges reveals that many health insurance plans throughout the nation will include abortion on demand—even late term abortions. Smith recalled that in October 2009, President Obama said in a speech to a joint session of Congress that, 'under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion… .' A week after the Obamacare rollout, many are now discovering that—contrary to solemn promises made by the President himself—Obamacare violates the Hyde Amendment by funding plans that include abortion....
    "Joining Smith and Dan Lipinksi (D-IL), co-chairs of the Pro-Life Caucus, were Reps. Joe Pitts (PA-16) and Diane Black (TN-06), Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) and Trent Franks (AZ-08)....

    "'The President tells Americans that they can go online, find the plan that covers what they need, and make a selection,' said Rep. Joe Pitts. 'If Obamacare is all about choice, then why is the administration making it so difficult for people to find out about whether a plan pays for abortion? It’s time that we got some truth in advertising'" (Obamacare Exchanges Hide Info on Abortion Coverage, Mandatory Abortion Surcharge,, 10/12/13).
Catholics in Pa's 8th Congressional District are geographically closer to the cathedral for the Diocese of Trenton, than to the cathedral for their own Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Why are Catholics in the 8th Congressional District seemingly so satisfied with a timid approach to life issues and a thus-far non-existant approach to marriage/family issues, when we have such a phenomenal role model just to our East? 

When Washington crossed the Delaware that fateful Christmas Eve, he started in what was to become Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District and ended at the Hessian Barracks, in what was to become New Jersey's 4th Congressional District.  Wouldn't Mike Fitzpatrick benefit from more frequent Delaware Crossings of his own, to learn from Chris Smith?

Email Rep. Fitzpatrick, to ask that he Sponsor/ Support HR7, HR23, HR1091, HR1797, HR3133/ HJRes51, and HR3279

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