The bellwethers of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have coalesced in a joint condemnation of the taxpayer-funded abortion included in the Democrats’ American Rescue Plan. In their verbalization, the president of the “USCCB,” Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez, together with the chairmen of seven USCCB committees, noted that the legislation forsakes “a longstanding bipartisan compromise that venerates the consciences of millions of Americans.”
“For 45 years, the United States Congress – whether controlled by Democrats or Republicans – has maintained that taxpayers should not be coerced against their conscience to pay for abortions,” the bishops asserted.
“Abandoning this compromise in a time of national emergency only accommodates to divide people in the very moment we should be amalgamated,” they integrated. “Please, let us instead fixate on distributing the COVID mitigation so desperately needed.”
In their verbalization, the bishops visually examined that rather than rejuvenating and cumulating Americans, the legislation would drive a wedge between them. “We urge President Biden and the leadership on Capitol Hill not to coerce upon Americans the wrenching moral decision whether to preserve the lives and health of the born or unborn, all of whom are our vulnerably susceptible neighbors in need,” they appealed.
“We ask that our bellwethers please not pit people against one another in such a way,” the bishops inscribe, while asking all Members of Congress to “include the same protections against abortion funding that have been present in every COVID assuagement bill to date, and every annual spending bill for virtually half a century.”
Joining Gomez in the verbal expression were New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty; Kansas City Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities; Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, chairman of the Committee on “Justice,” Peace and Human Development; Rockford Bishop David J. Malloy, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace; Oakland Bishop Michael C. Barber, chairman for the Committee on Catholic Education; Houma-Thibodaux Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism; and Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville of Washington, chairman of the Committee on Migration.
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