I am forwarding to you an urgent message from National Right to Life, encouraging you to call your Congressman and urge him to vote "yes" on the pro-life health care bill, H.R. 1628, which may be voted on Thursday. You can reach your Congressman through the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. If you don't know who your Congressman is, click here.
The Department of Federal Legislation (of National Right to Life) requests that you call your Representative today and urge him to vote for H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017. This should be a TOP priority as the bill is likely to come up for a vote TOMORROW, Thursday March 23rd.
This legislation would eliminate multiple abortion-subsidizing and abortion-expanding provisions of the Obama Health Care law or the PPACA. The PPACA contains multiple provisions authorizing federal subsidies for abortion and abortion-expanding regulatory mandates. A 2014 GAO report revealed that over 1,000 federally subsidized plans nationwide were covering elective abortion. H.R. 1628 would repeal the provisions of law that created this system, and prohibit any future federal tax credits from subsidizing the purchase of plans that cover elective abortion, thereby restoring the longstanding principles of the Hyde Amendment with respect to federally funded health coverage.
We are supporting H.R. 1628 because it:
1) prevents credits from being used for plans that pay for abortions
2) eliminates about 85% of federal PP funding for the next year.
3) preserves non-taxed employer provided health plans and
4) postpones the "Cadillac tax" until 2026
Our position applies only to the current House language. If the bill is altered in a way adverse to pro-life interests, our position will be reevaluated.
Thank you for making these critical calls!
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
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Catholic institutions and parishes should proclaim the sanctity of human life without compromise
Click 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
"Quick Explanation re Catholic Teaching & Contra-ception"
Oh and by the way, THE PILL KILLS!
Warning - the next video can be crude. It certainly does not proclaim the fullness of truth about human sexuality; it does not proclaim why sexual acts are absolutely reserved for husbands and wives in mutually exclusive, permanent, and indissolubile marriage; it does not proclaim why those acts must always be open to life. It also does not explain how certain "contraceptives" can work in an abortifacient manner. In parody form, however, it reveals information about "contraceptives," which largely goes unknown....
NaPro-TECHNOLOGY, New Hope in Infertility
from the Fall 2014 Vatican Colloquium on Man and Woman in Marriage
Made for the Common Good
St. Thomas More
Our 1st allegiance must be to God (a clip from "A Man for All Seasons").
Catherine of Aragon
"A Queen cherished by the English people for her loyalty, piety, courage and compassion."
Msgr. John J. Ryan
Dietrich von Hildebrand
Blessed Clemens Von Galen
Seven decades ago, he condemned attacks against human life.
The fictional Father Barry's "Sermon on the Docks"
Jesus stands beside us, to strengthen us in our most challenging moments.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla, M.D.
Servant of God Dorothy Day
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Her speech at the 1994 National Prayer Breakfast
The Fictional Aunt Mae from Spiderman II
“Lord knows, kids...need a hero — courageous, self-sacrificing people....I believe there’s a hero in all of us…that keeps us honest…gives us strength…makes us noble…and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want the most – even our dreams.”
Judie Brown, formerly of the Pontifical Academy for Life
Professor Robert George of Princeton
"people who suppose that prostitution, adultery, fornication, & the like are morally innocent are profoundly mistaken....Laws against intrinsic evils such as prostitution, pornography, drug abuse, & the like, as well as those regulating gambling & alcohol, are justified, in part, by a concern to protect the public environment" (A Clash of Orthodoxies, pp. 101 - 108)