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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Questions for Mike, Bob, & Pat, when you visit DC on the March for Life


Questions for Mike

Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2013 - Support HR 3279
As per Cardinal O'Malley's 11/1/13 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, "I am writing to ask your support for Rep.Chris Smith's Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act' (H.R. 3279).  Mike Fitzpatrick, why are you ignoring requests to join the 123 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of H.R. 3279?

Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act - Support HR 732 / S 32 / S 369
Kudos to Mike Fitzpatrick for being among the 113 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of HR 732.  


De-Fund Planned Parenthood
In a 4/13/11 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, then chair of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called for de-funding Planned Parenthood.  As per the American Life League's 2013 Study on Planned Parenthood Federation of America, "neither the American taxpayer nor healthcare in general benefits by funding an organization dedicated (by choice) to abortion."  Mike Fitzpatrick, will you work to de-fund Planned Parenthood?


Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA) - Oppose HR 1755 / S 815

As per the USCCB's 10/31/13 letter to the U.S. Senate, "the USCCB continues to promote the dignity of both work and marriage and to oppose unjust discrimination on any grounds, including those related to homosexual inclination or sexual identity. But we cannot support a bill, like ENDA, that does not justly advance the dignity of all workers and authentic non-discrimination."  Mike Fitzpatrick, are you committed to voting AGAINST HR 1755?
Federal Marriage Amendment - Support HJ Res 51
As per the Administrative Committee of the USCCB, "We offer general support for a Federal Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as we continue to work to protect marriage in state legislatures, the courts, the Congress and other appropriate forums" (Reaffirmed on 3/14/06).  On 7/18/06, a majority of the House voted in favor of HJ Res 88, but a 2/3 majority was needed.  Mike Fitzpatrick, you voted AGAINST a Federal Marriage Amendment!  You have indicated that you believe that it is sufficient to defend marriage on a state level.  Seven and a half years later and with marriage/family under steady attack, can you appreciate that you made the wrong call?  Mike Fitzpatrick, will you join the 57 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of H.J. RES. 51?

Health Care Conscience Rights Act - Support HR 940 / S 1204
Kudos go to Mike Fitzpatrick for being among the 191 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of HR 940.   


Marriage and Religious Freedom Act - Support HR 3133/S1808
"Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore....endorsed the companion Marriage and Religious Freedom Act...in the U.S. House of Representatives [i.e., HR 3133]" (USCCB Chairmen Praise Introduction of the ‘Marriage and Religious Freedom Act’ in the Senate, 12/12/13).  Mike Fitzpatrick, why are you ignoring requests to join the 94 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of HR HR 3133?

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act - Support HR 7 / S 946
In his 11/1/13 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Cardinal O'Malley notes the USCCB's support for HR 7 (introduced by Representative Chris Smith).  Mike Fitzpatrick, why are you ignoring requests to join the 151 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of HR 7?

Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Support HR 1797/ S 1670 / S 886




Questions for Bob


Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act - Support HR 732 / S 32 / S 369
As the USCCB previously explained, "a mother in Pennsylvania, where parental involvement is required, testified before Congress that her daughter was taken without her knowledge to New Jersey for a secret abortion by the parents of her daughter's boyfriend.... 'We urge Congress to pass this law to help protect vulnerable girls from this kind of exploitation'" (USCCB, 4/27/05).  Bob Casey, why are you ignoring requests to join the 6 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of S.32 and 28 (as of 1/11/14)  co-sponsors of S.369?

De-Fund Planned Parenthood
In a 4/13/11 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, then chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called for de-funding Planned Parenthood.  As per the American Life League's 2013 Study on Planned Parenthood Federation of America, "neither the American taxpayer nor healthcare in general benefits by funding an organization dedicated (by choice) to abortion."  As you each identify yourself as “pro life,” Bob Casey, will you work work to de-fund Planned Parenthood?

Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA) - Oppose HR 1755 / S 815
As per its 10/31/13 letter to the U.S. Senate, "the USCCB continues to promote the dignity of both work and marriage and to oppose unjust discrimination on any grounds, including those related to homosexual inclination or sexual identity. But we cannot support a bill, like ENDA, that does not justly advance the dignity of all workers and authentic non-discrimination."  Bob Casey, your co-sponsorship and vote in favor of S 815 led to its passage and helped promote discrimination against people of faith.  Disgraceful.

Health Care Conscience Rights Act - Support HR 940 / S 1204
As per the USCCB, "All House and Senate members should be urged to support and co-sponsor the Health Care Conscience Rights Act, so our First Freedom can regain its proper place as a fundamental right protected in our health care system."  As you identify yourself as “pro life,” Bob Casey, why are you NOT are among the 17 co-sponsors of S 1204?

Marriage and Religious Freedom Act - Support HR 3133/S1808
"Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, expressed strong support for the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act (S. 1808)" (USCCB Chairmen Praise Introduction of the ‘Marriage and Religious Freedom Act’ in the Senate, 12/12/13).  Bob Casey, will you reconsider your promotion of changes to the definition of marriage and join the 15 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of S1808

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act - Support HR 7 / S 946
In his 11/1/13 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Cardinal O'Malley notes the USCCB's support for HR 7 (introduced by Representative Chris Smith).  As you identify yourself as “pro life,” Bob Casey, why are you NOT among the 24 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of senate version S 946  - especially when you have no co-sponsors for your own S 142 ?

Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Support HR 1797/ S 1670 / S 886
As per a 6/14/13 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives from Cardinal O'Malley, "I urge you to support the common-sense reform offered by H.R. 1797." As you identify yourself as “pro life,” Bob Casey, why are you NOT among the 40 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of senate version S. 1670 and NOT among the 34 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of senate version S. 886?


 

Questions for Pat 

 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act - Support HR 732 / S 32 / S 369
As the USCCB previously explained, "a mother in Pennsylvania, where parental involvement is required, testified before Congress that her daughter was taken without her knowledge to New Jersey for a secret abortion by the parents of her daughter's boyfriend.... 'We urge Congress to pass this law to help protect vulnerable girls from this kind of exploitation'" (USCCB, 4/27/05).  As you identify yourself as “pro life,” Pat Toomey, why are your NOT among the 6 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of S.32?  Kudos to you for being one of the 28 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of S.369.

De-Fund Planned Parenthood
In a 4/13/11 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, then chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called for de-funding Planned Parenthood.  As per the American Life League's 2013 Study on Planned Parenthood Federation of America, "neither the American taxpayer nor healthcare in general benefits by funding an organization dedicated (by choice) to abortion."  As you identify yourself as “pro life,” Pat Toomey, will you work to de-fund Planned Parenthood?

Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA) - Oppose HR 1755 / S 815
As per its 10/31/13 letter to the U.S. Senate, "the USCCB continues to promote the dignity of both work and marriage and to oppose unjust discrimination on any grounds, including those related to homosexual inclination or sexual identity. But we cannot support a bill, like ENDA, that does not justly advance the dignity of all workers and authentic non-discrimination."  Your vote in favor of S 815 led to its passage and helped promote discrimination against people of faith.  Disgraceful.

Health Care Conscience Rights Act - Support HR 940 / S 1204
Kudos to Pat Toomey for joining the 17 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of S 1204 on 1/7/14.

Marriage and Religious Freedom Act - Support HR 3133/S1808
"Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, expressed strong support for the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act (S. 1808)" (USCCB Chairmen Praise Introduction of the ‘Marriage and Religious Freedom Act’ in the Senate, 12/12/13).  Pat Toomey, why are you ignoring requests to join the 15 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of S1808

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act - Support HR 7 / S 946
In his 11/1/13 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Cardinal O'Malley notes the USCCB's support for HR 7 (introduced by Representative Chris Smith).  As you identify yourself as “pro life,” Pat Toomey, why are you ignoring requests to join the 15 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of senate version S 946?

Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Support HR 1797/ S 1670 / S 886
Kudos to Pat Toomey for being among the 40 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of S. 1670 and the 34 (as of 1/11/14) co-sponsors of S. 886.  

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