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Bishops to Congress: Protect women and children, 'stop pushing abortion' - The Catholic Sun

May 13, 2022 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    30% Medium Conservative

  • Reliability

    45% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    98% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -65% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

50% : The bill, which passed in the U.S. House passed in September 2021 and failed in the Senate earlier this year, was "far more extreme than Roe v. Wade," said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty.
50% : "As a nation built on the recognition that every human being is endowed by its Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," Archbishop Lori and Cardinal Dolan said, "we implore Congress to stop pushing abortion as a solution to the needs of women and young girls, and instead embrace public policy that fully respects and facilitates these rights and the needs of both mother and child."
46% : It would have "imposed abortion on demand nationwide at any stage of pregnancy through federal statute" and "eliminated pro-life laws at every level of government -- including parental notification for minor girls, informed consent, and health or safety protections specific to abortion facilities," they said in a statement released late May 11.
40% : "Contrary to claims from Senate Democratic leaders that their bill would not infringe upon the religious rights of individuals and religious institutions," she said, "the WHPA explicitly invalidates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in connection with abortion and supersedes other long-standing, bipartisan conscience laws, including provisions in the Affordable Care Act, that protect health care providers who choose not to offer abortion services for moral or religious reasons."
39% : After the U.S. Senate failed May 11 to advance a "radical" abortion bill, the chairmen of two U.S. bishops' committees urged Congress "to stop pushing abortion as the solution to needs of women and young girls" and "embrace" public policy initiatives that protect "both mother and child."
38% : She was referring to the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe decision legalizing abortion nationwide and its 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which prohibited regulations that created an "undue burden" on women seeking an abortion.
34% : These measures vary from liberalizing state laws on abortion to enacting restrictions on abortion.
19% :"More than 60 million unborn children have already lost their lives to abortion, and countless women suffer from the physical and emotional trauma of abortion.
18% : It also "would likely have forced health care providers and professionals to perform, assist in, and/or refer for abortion against their deeply held beliefs, as well as forced employers and insurers to cover or pay for abortion," they added.

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