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Catholics, Abortion, and the Health Care Debate

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This morning, Kishore Jayabalan – Director of Acton’s Rome office – joined hosts Melanie Morgan and Ernest Istook on America’s Morning News to discuss the ongoing controversy over abortion coverage in the hotly debated Obama/Pelosi/Reid health care bills currently under consideration by Congress, and to give some perspective on how the Catholic Bishops have dealt with the issue to date. You can listen using the audio player below.

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Marc Vander Maas


  • In the event that anyone has any questions, abortion is murder. A human being is a human being from the moment of conception until the moment he draws his last breath. A fertilized human egg is entitled to the same individual right to life that every born human being is entitled to. If one doesn’t want to have a baby, then one should abstain from sexual intercourse. The right to choose begins BEFORE making the decision to engage in sexual intercourse, NEVER afterwards. There are consequences to actions. Everyone should read Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae and the Dogmatic Constitution Dignitas Personae from the Congregation of the Doctrine for the Faith.

    Any health care bill that supports, finances or lends credence to the permissibility of abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research is NOT health care. It is inherently, intrinsicly and gravely EVIL.