Skip to comments.Denver Archbishop Chaput says promises were broken on abortion
Posted on 11/06/2009 11:54:19 AM PST by presidio9
Denver Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput will address parishioners on health care reform and more specifically abortion in a letter to be read at Masses this weekend.
In his column in the Denver Catholic Register on Wednesday, Chaput said President Barack Obama has failed to keep his promise to not provide public money for abortion in his health care plan.
Chaput said he is asking Catholics to demand their senators and representatives change congressional proposals "to respect Catholic and pro-life concerns."
As it stands, federal law prohibits using federal funds to pay for abortions, except to save a pregnant woman's life and in cases of rape or incest.
Although Obama doesn't support any change to that law, anti-abortion advocates say they fear Congress hasn't gone far enough in ensuring public money won't pay for abortions.
The House version of the bill moving toward a vote by the end of this week allows both a "public plan" to cover abortions and gives federal subsidies for private plans that cover abortions.
Although only money from premiums can be used for abortions, critics say both federal money and private premiums are combined in the health plan, making it impossible to ensure no public money goes to abortions.
"Excluding abortion funding from the president's health- care efforts I mean really excluding it and not sneaking it in under the cover of some bureaucratic shell game would be an easy concession for Congress and the White House to make," Chaput wrote. "It's a modest price to pay for Catholic and similar pro-life support, or at least their neutrality."
I’m a Catholic, but how dense and naive can a person be.
If Catholics voted for Barry because they thought he had promised not to include money for abortions in any legislation he pushed...and would keep that promise..
They werent fooled, they were DUMB...
They guy that said abortion is better than the “punishment” of carrying a baby full term ???
They guy who voted for partial birth abortion ???
The guy who has never voted pro-life ???
And they trusted him ???
An intelligence test for voting privileges is SOOOO badly needed...
Huh!...My only question is... WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?...
If just about every black politician / "organizer" is a "Reverend" (Who is NOT a "reverend" rather?... :) and mix politics with religion, why can't the RCC do the same?
I have always said it, if the RCC WANTED TO MOBILIZE THEIR FAITHFULL to defend moral values like abortion and the institution of marriage... THEY COULD. In fact I believe it is their DUTY to do so.
Ping of note.
We tried to warn pro life people who supported 0 but like countless others they were blinded by the style and cared nothing about the substance.
Too late. They vote tomorrow.
Scratch that... SUNDAY. They vote SUNDAY.
Many Catholics got snookered by the “social justice” nonsense going around and forgot about their prolife
obligation to the Church.
A pro-abort that lies - unbelievable! /s
for Catholics who voted for Obama are just stupid or too lazy to do research on the guy. and when the anti-Christ comes to town these same people will welcome him into their lives! Being Catholic I know some of those who voted for Obama are democrats and that comes first.
It will be too late one way or the other.
Many Catholics got snookered when the American Bishops didn’t excommunicate Catholic pols and judges immediately after they came out in support, promotion and legalization of abortion on demand.
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You say Catholics voted for Obama. I beg to differ with you. CINOs voted for him. REAL Catholics did not.
Now how about the Baptists?
Why do people always single out Catholics?
(Because everyone hates Catholics?? And it’s OK to bash them??)
How could the Bishops speak out on a specific bill when there was no specific bill until recently?
BTW, where are the evangelicals speaking out against this bill?
We have them to be read by parishioners. It won’t be too late!
Thanks for the info.
I think a lot of people were snookered into voting for Obama.
Not me, and I’m sure not you, however! God bless!
Based on what I am reading tonight, there is no way this latest rush will not allow a provision for certain low income women to obtain abortion on your buck. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the administration and congress will keep swearing that this is not the case. Eventually, Glenn Beck or someone will produce an example where that’s exactly what happened. Then, the idiots who voted for this will get creamed and the entire thing will be restructured. Glenn Beck is annoying, but this is exactly the sort of thing the country needs someone like him for.