Congress is preparing to debate health care reform legislation. The Catholic bishops of the United States strongly support genuine health care reform that protects the life and dignity of all, from the moment of conception until natural death. However, all current bills are seriously deficient on abortion and conscience rights, and do not yet provide adequate access to health care for immigrants and the poor.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops is distributing a special flier/bulletin insert nationwide asking citizens to please contact their Representatives and Senators immediately and urge them to fix these bills with pro-life amendments. The flier/bulletin insert includes a web address that allows one to send an email message to Congress with a click of a button. The bishops have asked for our swift action and the commitment of our prayers for this critical effort. We can help make sure that health care reform will be about saving lives, not destroying them.
Copies of the bulletin insert, pulpit announcements, special prayers and detailed information about the Catholic perspective on the national health care reform debate are available at www.usccb.org/healthcare.