Friday, December 11, 2009


I wonder how many Catholics in name only voted for this? Again, Bishops, will we hear anything from you of substance? Or will we just get the normal wringing of hands while those that open the door to murder go unpunished? Stand up for life! Stand up for the truth! Stir up the waters and get everybody pissed off! Do what's right! Make us proud to belong to the one, true faith. Or don't you believe that anymore? Is Rome just one path among many, all equally sufficient, all leading to some nirvana of social justice and clean air? Because that is what it sounds like from out here.

"The House of Representatives on Thursday approved an omnibus spending bill that would overturn a decades-long policy preventing taxpayer funding of abortions in the nation's capital. One pro-life group suggests overturning the policy could increase abortions by as much as 1,000 a year.

The Dornan Amendment has prevented the federal government from paying for abortions in the District of Columbia, whose budget is overseen by Congress.

But the omnibus spending bill, a collection of appropriations bills needed to fund the federal government, includes language overturning the amendment.

House members approved the omnibus bill on a vote of 221-202-1 despite calls from pro-life groups to oppose the legislation because of the taxpayer funding of abortion.

No Republicans voted for the measure and 28 Democrats were concerned enough about the abortion funding (or other issues) to vote against the measure as well. A survey of the Democrats voting against the measure reveals many who have longstanding pro-life voting records.

The omnibus bill now heads to the Senate, where 35 pro-life lawmakers have already said they plan to filibuster the bill because of the abortion funding."

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