Bishops warn against abortion funding in reconciliation bill

Published Sep 17 2021 at 9:02 PM GMT
  • Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chair of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' pro-life committee / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Washington D C, Sep 17, 2021 / 15:02 pm (CNA).
  • The US bishops" conference on Friday warned against abortion funding in a massive spending bill being considered by Congress.
  • Congress can, and must, turn back from including taxpayer funding of abortion, in the Build Back Better Act,' said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, the chair of the US bishops' pro-life committee, and Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, chair of the bishops' domestic justice and human development committee.
  • "We urge all members of Congress and the Administration to work in good faith to advance important and life-saving healthcare provisions without forcing Americans to pay for the deliberate destruction of unborn human life,' they stated.
  • This week, House committees advanced portions of a federal spending package that could ultimately total $3.5 trillion.



  • Published Sep 17, 2021 9:02 PM GMT