The U.S. Bishops Conference (USCCB) has condemned pro-abortion bills the House Committee on Appropriations introduced this week.
“Congress is continuing to move forward on paying for abortion with your tax dollars!” warned a July 15 email from the USCCB Office of Pro-Life Activities. “Your U.S. senators and representative need to hear from you now.”
According to the U.S. bishops, the House Committee on Appropriations is putting forth bills this week that would not only “force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions” but would also “force health care providers and professionals to perform and refer for abortion against their deeply-held beliefs.”
The appropriations bills would also “force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion in health plans,” the bishops asserted.
The Hyde Amendment and similar laws “have protected taxpayers from funding elective abortion for 45 years,” the bishops declared on their website. “Now, powerful members of Congress