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Sunday, February 26, 2017

2/26/93

As per an email from Alice M. Greenwald of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, today marks the 24th anniversary of the first terror attack on the World Trade Center.  This blogger visited that museum and site on the 23rd anniversary.  Let us prayerfully recall the tragedies of 1993 and 2001.

  • Click here to review the federal positions backed by our bishops.  On the right side of the home page is a link to send a combined email to the offices of Pa's congressional delegation, regarding those positions.


  • Click here to review the state positions backed by the Pa Catholic Conference and/or the Pa Pro Life Federation.  On the right side of the home page is a link to send a combined email to Bucks County's representatives and senators in Harrisburg, regarding those positions.

  • On the right side of the home page is a link to email USCCB President Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB Pro Life Chair Cardinal Dolan, USCCB Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth Chair Archbishop Chaput, and National Catholic Bioethics Center President John Haas, PhD, STL.

Say, Hasn't the Church Already Said a Few Things about Marriage/Family/Sexuality? (1/29/17)


  • "All people have a right to safe drinking water. This is a basic human right and a central issue in today’s world (cf. Laudato Si’, 30; Caritas in Veritate, 27)....Water needs to be given the central place it deserves in the framework of public policy....Each day a thousand children die from water-related illnesses and millions of persons consume polluted water....God the Creator does not abandon us in our efforts to provide access to clean drinking water to each and to all" (Pope Francis, 2/24/17).

Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch are expected to start on March 20....

  • As per the Pa Pro Life Federation, "Please call and email U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and let them know you want them to support Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. We recommend you call the Washington office and at least one of the local offices. If you get a recording, please leave a message. If the voice mailbox is full, try again later and make sure you send a written message through the link at the bottom of the phone list.

    "Here are the numbers to call for Senator Casey:
    (202) 224-6324--Washington office
    (610) 782-9470--Allentown office
    (814) 357-0314--Bellefonte office

    (814) 874-5080--Erie office
    (717) 231-7540--Harrisburg office 
    (215) 405-9660--Philadelphia office
    (412) 803-7370--Pittsburgh office
    (570) 941-0930--Scranton office

    "To send a written message to Senator Casey, go to his contact form here
     

    "Here are the numbers to call for Senator Toomey:
    (202) 224-4254--Washington office
    (610) 434-1444--Allentown office
    (814) 453-3010--Erie office
    (717) 782-3951--Harrisburg office

    (814) 266-5970--Johnstown office
    (215) 241-1090--Philadelphia office  
    (412) 803-3501--Pittsburgh office
    (570) 941-3540--Scranton office

    "To send a written message to Senator Toomey, go to his contact form here
    " (Pa Pro Life Federation, 2/1/17)

Catholic Medical Ethics and Our Need to be Authentic Witnesses to the Sanctity of Human Life

http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/DzTInf3iLxHfSe

The Pa Catholic Conference rhetorically asks " Should Doctors Be Neutral on Suicide?", asking us to urge the AMA to "Remain Opposed to Doctor Prescribed Suicide."

By our actions, all of us need to be authentic witness to the sanctity of human life proclaimed by Catholic medical ethics, but we see disturbing situations hospitals in our own archdiocese.  At last check,
1) there was a paucity of nfp-only obgyns;
2) there were privileges for ivf specialists and associates of a practitioner involved with the glibly called ''fetal reduction'';
3) Holy Redeemer's ''Making Your Own Health Care Decisions'' failed to specify that immoral advance directives cannot be honored, while Saint Mary's ''Advanced Directives and Living Wills'' failed to specify teaching on nutrition and hydration.
 

Ads for providers of contraceptives should have no place in ''Catholic'' media, including parish bulletins - ESPECIALLY BECAUSE SOME PRODUCTS SOLD AS ''CONTRACEPTIVES'' CAN ACT AS ''ABORTIFACIENTS''! (Is this happening due to inadequate notions about ''cooperation''?)

Any use of so-called emergency ''contraception'' in Catholic hospitals should cease, because of the danger of abortion.


On the right side of the home page is a link to email USCCB President Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB Pro Life Chair Cardinal Dolan, USCCB Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth Chair Archbishop Chaput, and National Catholic Bioethics Center President John Haas, PhD, STL.

Federal positions backed by our bishops

 As per our bishops, we should contact the White House:
As per our bishops, we should contact our elected representatives in D.C.:

State positions backed by the Pa Catholic Conference and/or the Pa Pro Life Federation

As per the Pa Catholic Conference,


As per the Pa Pro Life Federation,

RE: Join Us: Remembering February 26, 1993

________________________________________
From: Alice M. Greenwald | National September 11 Memorial & Museum [alice@911memorial.org]
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:01 AM
To:
Subject: Join Us: Remembering February 26, 1993

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Dear Friend,

We gather together today, and every day, at the 9/11 Memorial to remember the lives of John DiGiovanni, Robert Kirkpatrick, Stephen A. Knapp, William Macko, Wilfredo Mercado, and Monica Rodriguez Smith. These six innocent people were killed 24 years ago in the February 26, 1993 terror bombing at the World Trade Center.

Their stories and the lives they led are preserved in perpetuity in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. As a result of a New York Times article<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=17582219&msgid=89001&act=2XXB&c=1603355&destination=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2016%2F09%2F11%2Fnyregion%2F9-11-victims-portraits-national-september-11-memorial-museum.html%3F_r%3D0> highlighting our efforts to find photos of all 2,983 victims of both the 9/11 and 1993 attacks, we finally have portraits of all six of these individuals on display in the Museum. Their names are forever etched in bronze on the Memorial alongside those who were killed on September 11, 2001, acknowledging the devastating consequences terrorism has on individual lives, families, and communities around the world.

Please join us for a moment of silence at 12:18 p.m., marking the time of the 1993 attack when terrorists detonated an explosives-laden van in the underground parking garage below the North Tower.

On this somber anniversary, we come together at the Memorial's North pool to commemorate the lives taken in this senseless act of terror, to recognize the endurance of survivors, and to honor the brave men and women who rushed in to danger to help others in need.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives on that tragic day.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. (Isaiah 49: 15)

http://faithfulinthe8th.blogspot.com/2017/02/can-mother-forget-her-infant-be-without.html
 As per the Pa Catholic Conference,


As per the Pa Pro Life Federation,
On the right side of the home page is a link to send a combined email to Bucks County's representatives and senators in Harrisburg, asking for support of positions backed by the Pa Catholic Conference and/or the Pa Pro Life Federation.

Act now to stop assisted suicide (Diocese of Trenton, 11/4/16)
http://faithfulinthe8th.blogspot.com/2017/02/can-mother-forget-her-infant-be-without.html

As per our bishops, we should contact the White House:
As per our bishops, we should contact our elected representatives in D.C.:
On the right side of the home page is a link to send a combined email to the offices of Pa's congressional delegation, regarding federal positions backed by our bishops (cf., Pa Catholic Conference, USCCB, USCCB's Justice for Immigrants, USCCB's Catholics Confront Global Poverty, Human Life Action, Human Life Action's 12/16/16 email.).
  • Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch are expected to start on March 20.  As per the Pa Pro Life Federation, "Please call and email U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and let them know you want them to support Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. We recommend you call the Washington office and at least one of the local offices. If you get a recording, please leave a message. If the voice mailbox is full, try again later and make sure you send a written message through the link at the bottom of the phone list.

    "Here are the numbers to call for Senator Casey:
    (202) 224-6324--Washington office
    (610) 782-9470--Allentown office
    (814) 357-0314--Bellefonte office

    (814) 874-5080--Erie office
    (717) 231-7540--Harrisburg office 
    (215) 405-9660--Philadelphia office
    (412) 803-7370--Pittsburgh office
    (570) 941-0930--Scranton office

    "To send a written message to Senator Casey, go to his contact form here
     

    "Here are the numbers to call for Senator Toomey:
    (202) 224-4254--Washington office
    (610) 434-1444--Allentown office
    (814) 453-3010--Erie office
    (717) 782-3951--Harrisburg office

    (814) 266-5970--Johnstown office
    (215) 241-1090--Philadelphia office  
    (412) 803-3501--Pittsburgh office
    (570) 941-3540--Scranton office

    "To send a written message to Senator Toomey, go to his contact form here
    " (Pa Pro Life Federation, 2/1/17)
http://faithfulinthe8th.blogspot.com/2017/02/can-mother-forget-her-infant-be-without.html


http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/DzTInf3iLxHfSe

  • USCCB Committee Chairmen Applaud the Repeal of “Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students” (USCCB, 2/24/17)
    http://faithfulinthe8th.blogspot.com/2017/01/catholic-social-teaching.html
  • "All people have a right to safe drinking water. This is a basic human right and a central issue in today’s world (cf. Laudato Si’, 30; Caritas in Veritate, 27)....Water needs to be given the central place it deserves in the framework of public policy....Each day a thousand children die from water-related illnesses and millions of persons consume polluted water....God the Creator does not abandon us in our efforts to provide access to clean drinking water to each and to all" (Pope Francis, 2/24/17).
  • U.S. Bishops Chair on Migration Responds to DHS Memoranda on Immigration Enforcement and Border Security (USCCB, 2/23/17
  • USCCB Chairmen and President of Catholic Relief Services Urge Trump Administration to Care for Creation (USCCB, 2/17/17)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

As per our bishops, we should contact the White House:
As per our bishops, we should contact our elected representatives in D.C.:
On the right side of the home page is a link to send a combined email to the offices of Pa's congressional delegation, regarding federal positions backed by our bishops (cf., Pa Catholic Conference, USCCB, USCCB's Justice for Immigrants, USCCB's Catholics Confront Global Poverty, Human Life Action, Human Life Action's 12/16/16 email.).
  • Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch are expected to start on March 20.  As per the Pa Pro Life Federation, "Please call and email U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and let them know you want them to support Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. We recommend you call the Washington office and at least one of the local offices. If you get a recording, please leave a message. If the voice mailbox is full, try again later and make sure you send a written message through the link at the bottom of the phone list.

    "Here are the numbers to call for Senator Casey:
    (202) 224-6324--Washington office
    (610) 782-9470--Allentown office
    (814) 357-0314--Bellefonte office

    (814) 874-5080--Erie office
    (717) 231-7540--Harrisburg office 
    (215) 405-9660--Philadelphia office
    (412) 803-7370--Pittsburgh office
    (570) 941-0930--Scranton office

    "To send a written message to Senator Casey, go to his contact form here
     

    "Here are the numbers to call for Senator Toomey:
    (202) 224-4254--Washington office
    (610) 434-1444--Allentown office
    (814) 453-3010--Erie office
    (717) 782-3951--Harrisburg office

    (814) 266-5970--Johnstown office
    (215) 241-1090--Philadelphia office  
    (412) 803-3501--Pittsburgh office
    (570) 941-3540--Scranton office

    "To send a written message to Senator Toomey, go to his contact form here
    " (Pa Pro Life Federation, 2/1/17)

 As per the Pa Catholic Conference,


As per the Pa Pro Life Federation,

On the right side of the home page is a link to send a combined email to Bucks County's representatives and senators in Harrisburg, asking for support of positions backed by the Pa Catholic Conference and/or the Pa Pro Life Federation.

Act now to stop assisted suicide (Diocese of Trenton, 11/4/16)
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Current Congressional Legislation Regarding Abortion: (American Life League, 2/21/17)

http://www.stopp.org/article.php?id=15132

Urge Congress to Enact the Conscience Protection Act of 2017!

https://www.votervoice.net/mobile/USCCB/Campaigns/49873/Respond

Tom Price's Alleged Next Move Is Big News For Catholics (The Daily Caller, 2/21/17)

http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/21/tom-prices-alleged-next-move-is-big-news-for-catholics/

Faithfulinthe8th@gmail.com

Current Congressional Legislation Regarding Abortion: Updated 2/21/17

http://www.stopp.org/article.php?id=15132

Free to Serve (USCCB, 2/22/17)

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1100920568270&ca=008e163f-f886-46e7-b14e-6532e22aab17

FW: Dismemberment abortion ban legislation in House committee--calls and emails needed


From: Maria
Sent: ‎2/‎22/‎2017 11:03 AM
To: gallagher@paprolife.org
Subject: Dismemberment abortion ban legislation in House committee--calls and emails needed

Dear Pro-Life Leaders,

 

Just a quick request as we work together toward banning brutal dismemberment abortions in Pennsylvania!

 

Legislation which would ban the gruesome practice is now before the Pennsylvania House Health Committee.

 

Please take a minute to call and email the chair of the committee, Rep. Matt Baker, and the following members who are pro-life or who lean pro-life and urge them to support  legislation banning brutal dismemberment abortions when it comes up for a vote in the House Health Committee:

 

Chairman Matt Baker--   717-772-5371  mbaker@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Aaron Bernstine--  (717) 783-8322 Abernstine@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Alexander Charlton-- (717) 787-1248 Acharlton@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Becky Corbin-- (717) 783-2520 bcorbin@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Eli Evankovich-- (717) 260-6129 eevankov@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Kristin Hill-- (717) 783-8389 khill@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Aaron Kaufer-- (717) 787-3798 AKaufer@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Dawn Keefer--  (717) 783-8783 dkeefer@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Harry Lewis-- (717) 787-1806 HLewis@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Paul Schemel--(717) 783-5218 pschemel@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Jesse Topper-- (717) 787-7076   jtopper@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Judy Ward-- (717) 787-9020 jward@pahousegop.com;

Rep. Martina White-- (717) 787-6740 mwhite@pahousegop.com;

Rep. David Zimmerman (717) 787-3531 DZimmerman@pahousegop.com;

 

Thank you for making these life-affirming calls and sending these important emails!

 

All the best,

 

Maria V. Gallagher

Legislative Director

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

www.paprolife.org

717-541-0034

 

 

Support S.J. Res 13

https://www.humanlifeaction.org/take-action

February 22: Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

Sunday, February 19, 2017

"Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?" (1 Corinthians 3: 16)

  • An updated version of the Vatican's 1994 Charter for Health Care Workers has been long awaited (eg., Catholic News Service, 11/13/2012); The DivineMercy, 5/6/15):

    • "At a Vatican press conference on February 6, the new dicastery for Integral Human Development introduced a new Charter for Health-Care Workers....The Charter provides encouragement and guidance for health-care workers in coping with three stages of human life: 'generating, living, dying.' Regarding 'generating,' the document affirms the Church’s teaching on the immorality of abortion and destructive embryo research. It calls for treating infertility problems only by natural methods, and without destroying unborn lives.  The 'living' section includes articles on topics as diverse as anencephaly, ectopic pregnancy, embryo reduction, vaccines, regenerative medicine, and the treatment of rare diseases with 'orphan drugs.' The section on 'dying' stresses the need to respect the dignity of the person, providing care but not extraordinary or burdensome treatment for those who are terminally ill." (CatholicCulture.org, 2/16/17)

    By our actions, all of us need to be authentic witness to the sanctity of human life proclaimed by Catholic medical ethics.
http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/DzTInf3iLxHfSe

  • "Her real name never appeared on the Supreme Court case that led to legalizing abortion nationwide ....In the end, she came out as a strong opponent of abortion and claimed that she had been used by lawyers working to overturn state restrictions of the practice....'Norma has been a friend of mine, and of Priests for Life, for more than 20 years,' said Father Frank Pavone....McCorvey called Father Pavone 'the catalyst that brought me into the Catholic Church'" (Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in legalizing abortion who later turned pro-life, dead at 69, Aletia, 2/18/17).
    http://faithfulinthe8th.blogspot.com/2017/01/catholic-social-teaching.html
  • "Before he left office, Obama pushed through an HHS regulation that essentially forces states to give Planned Parenthood Title X funding....Rep. Diane Black, R-TN, introduced H.J. Res. 43 to overturn what pro-life groups call the Obama administration's 'parting gift' to Planned Parenthood....'While this is merely taking back the small parting gift that President Obama left Planned Parenthood, the real prize is getting the Reconciliation bill passed by both Houses and signed by President Trump,' said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. "We are hopeful this bill is a step towards ultimately defunding the nation's abortion giant" (U.S. House votes to overturn Obama regulation forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood, Life SiteNews, 2/16/17).
  • "Without question, Planned Parenthood provides some morally unobjectionable health services to women. However, this statement is not unlike saying that a man who beats his wife sometimes gives her flowers....When individuals, particularly those in political office, gloss over or ignore the core issue of whether or not taxpayers should be funding the world’s largest abortion business by citing Planned Parenthood’s other services, they are engaging in obfuscation that is, at best, confused and, at worst, dishonest.  And when such individuals publicly hold themselves out to be Catholic, their local bishop has a responsibility to offer correction, both for the well-being of the individuals’ souls and to avoid scandal among the Catholic faithful" (Most Rev. Edward Scharfenberger, 2/13/17).
  http://www.free2pray.info/5founderquotes.html
As per our bishops, we should contact the White House:
As per our bishops, we should contact our elected representatives in D.C.:
On the right side of the home page is a link to send a combined email to the offices of Pa's congressional delegation, regarding federal positions backed by our bishops (cf., Pa Catholic Conference, USCCB, USCCB's Justice for Immigrants, USCCB's Catholics Confront Global Poverty, Human Life Action, Human Life Action's 12/16/16 email.).
  • Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch are expected to start on March 20.  As per the Pa Pro Life Federation, "Please call and email U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and let them know you want them to support Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. We recommend you call the Washington office and at least one of the local offices. If you get a recording, please leave a message. If the voice mailbox is full, try again later and make sure you send a written message through the link at the bottom of the phone list.

    "Here are the numbers to call for Senator Casey:
    (202) 224-6324--Washington office
    (610) 782-9470--Allentown office
    (814) 357-0314--Bellefonte office

    (814) 874-5080--Erie office
    (717) 231-7540--Harrisburg office 
    (215) 405-9660--Philadelphia office
    (412) 803-7370--Pittsburgh office
    (570) 941-0930--Scranton office

    "To send a written message to Senator Casey, go to his contact form here
     

    "Here are the numbers to call for Senator Toomey:
    (202) 224-4254--Washington office
    (610) 434-1444--Allentown office
    (814) 453-3010--Erie office
    (717) 782-3951--Harrisburg office

    (814) 266-5970--Johnstown office
    (215) 241-1090--Philadelphia office  
    (412) 803-3501--Pittsburgh office
    (570) 941-3540--Scranton office

    "To send a written message to Senator Toomey, go to his contact form here
    " (Pa Pro Life Federation, 2/1/17)

 As per the Pa Catholic Conference,


As per the Pa Pro Life Federation,
  • Let your state Senator know you don't want your right to vote for judges to be taken away (2/16/17)
  • Gov. Wolf defends inhumane dismemberment abortions (2/18/17)
On the right side of the home page is a link to send a combined email to Bucks County's representatives and senators in Harrisburg, asking for support of positions backed by the Pa Catholic Conference and/or the Pa Pro Life Federation.

Act now to stop assisted suicide (Diocese of Trenton, 11/4/16)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in legalizing abortion who later turned pro-life, dead at 69 (Aletia, 2/18/17)

http://aleteia.org/2017/02/18/norma-mccorvey-plaintiff-in-legalizing-abortion-who-later-turned-pro-life-dead-at-69/

Faithfulinthe8th@gmail.com

Fw: Gov. Wolf defends inhumane dismemberment abortions





From: Maria <Gallagher@paprolife.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:06 PM
To: gallagher@paprolife.org
Subject: Gov. Wolf defends inhumane dismemberment abortions
 

Dear Pro-Life Leaders,

 

Please read this important article on Governor Tom Wolf defending the inhumane practice of dismemberment abortions:   http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2017/02/pro-abortion-gov-wolf-would-protect-this-heinous-practice/#.WKinZvJBlx5 .

 

Please consider sharing the link on Facebook, Twitter, and with your pro-life email lists.

 

Thank you for your help!

 

All the best,

 

Maria V. Gallagher

Legislative/PAC Director

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

717-541-0034

 

 

 

 

"Though you may have to reprove your fellow citizen, do not incur sin because of him." (Leviticus 19: 17)


  http://www.free2pray.info/5founderquotes.html
As per our bishops, we should contact the White House:
As per our bishops, we should contact our elected representatives in D.C.:
On the right side of the home page is a link to send a combined email to the offices of Pa's congressional delegation, regarding federal positions backed by our bishops (cf., Pa Catholic Conference, USCCB, USCCB's Justice for Immigrants, USCCB's Catholics Confront Global Poverty, Human Life Action, Human Life Action's 12/16/16 email.).
  • Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch are expected to start on March 20.  As per the Pa Pro Life Federation, "Please call and email U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and let them know you want them to support Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. We recommend you call the Washington office and at least one of the local offices. If you get a recording, please leave a message. If the voice mailbox is full, try again later and make sure you send a written message through the link at the bottom of the phone list.

    "Here are the numbers to call for Senator Casey:
    (202) 224-6324--Washington office
    (610) 782-9470--Allentown office
    (814) 357-0314--Bellefonte office

    (814) 874-5080--Erie office
    (717) 231-7540--Harrisburg office 
    (215) 405-9660--Philadelphia office
    (412) 803-7370--Pittsburgh office
    (570) 941-0930--Scranton office

    "To send a written message to Senator Casey, go to his contact form here
     

    "Here are the numbers to call for Senator Toomey:
    (202) 224-4254--Washington office
    (610) 434-1444--Allentown office
    (814) 453-3010--Erie office
    (717) 782-3951--Harrisburg office

    (814) 266-5970--Johnstown office
    (215) 241-1090--Philadelphia office  
    (412) 803-3501--Pittsburgh office
    (570) 941-3540--Scranton office

    "To send a written message to Senator Toomey, go to his contact form here
    " (Pa Pro Life Federation, 2/1/17)


 As per the Pa Catholic Conference,


As per the Pa Pro Life Federation,
  • "Let your state Senator know you don't want your right to vote for judges to be taken away" (2/16/17)

On the right side of the home page is a link to send a combined email to Bucks County's representatives and senators in Harrisburg, asking for support of positions backed by the Pa Catholic Conference and/or the Pa Pro Life Federation.

Act now to stop assisted suicide (Diocese of Trenton, 11/4/16)
   http://faithfulinthe8th.blogspot.com/2017/01/catholic-social-teaching.html
  • "Before he left office, Obama pushed through an HHS regulation that essentially forces states to give Planned Parenthood Title X funding....Rep. Diane Black, R-TN, introduced H.J. Res. 43 to overturn what pro-life groups call the Obama administration's 'parting gift' to Planned Parenthood....'While this is merely taking back the small parting gift that President Obama left Planned Parenthood, the real prize is getting the Reconciliation bill passed by both Houses and signed by President Trump,' said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. "We are hopeful this bill is a step towards ultimately defunding the nation's abortion giant" (U.S. House votes to overturn Obama regulation forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood, Life SiteNews, 2/16/17).
    • From Pennsylvania, kudos to Barletta, Costello, Fitzpatrick, Kelly, Marino, Meehan, Murphy, Perry, Rothfus, Smucker, Shuster, and Thompson.  Shame on  Brady, Boyle, Cartwright, Dent, Doyle, and Evans (cf, http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll099.xml)
  • "Without question, Planned Parenthood provides some morally unobjectionable health services to women. However, this statement is not unlike saying that a man who beats his wife sometimes gives her flowers....When individuals, particularly those in political office, gloss over or ignore the core issue of whether or not taxpayers should be funding the world’s largest abortion business by citing Planned Parenthood’s other services, they are engaging in obfuscation that is, at best, confused and, at worst, dishonest.  And when such individuals publicly hold themselves out to be Catholic, their local bishop has a responsibility to offer correction, both for the well-being of the individuals’ souls and to avoid scandal among the Catholic faithful" (Most Rev. Edward Scharfenberger, 2/13/17).


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