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In March of 2010, the U.S. Congress passed a sweeping health care reform law – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Under the Act, states are required to operate and maintain “health insurance exchanges” to provide a menu of low cost, government subsidized insurance plans to help otherwise uninsured people get access to necessary health care.
Over 10,000 worshippers, many of them youth from schools around the nation, are expected to gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for an end to abortion at the Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life, Sunday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m., the eve of the 2011 March for Life. January 22 marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
Philadelphia’s District Attorney released a grand jury report this week detailing criminal charges against an abortionist and nine of his Philadelphia area clinic staff members. The charges include eight counts of murder: one a botched abortion of a 41 year old woman and seven babies that were reported born alive and killed shortly after birth.
The time to act is now!!! A co-sponsorship memo regarding Senate Bill 1 (School Choice legislation) was circulated to all Senators. Senators Jeffery E. Piccola (R-Dauphin) and Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia) are seeking co-sponsors for SB 1. Please visit, call, write or fax your Senator immediately and ask them to consider co-sponsoring SB 1, or follow the link below right now to send a convenient e-mail message directly to him or her.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued this report on advocacy activities in Washington, DC during the last Congress.
Happy New Year!!!
National School Choice Week is January 23-29, 2011. We anticipate that just in time for the celebration, school choice legislation will be introduced in Pennsylvania. To mark the occasion a pro-school choice group called Students First has scheduled a rally at the State Capitol in Harrisburg on January 25, 2011, at 2:00 pm.