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Obama Okays Abortion Funding
Contact: Susan A. Fani, Director of Communications, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, catalyst@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /Standard Newswire/ -- Responding to President Obama's health care proposal is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:
 
Every time President Obama's spokesmen are asked about the Senate health care bill that authorizes federal funds for abortion, they reply that none of the bills put forth are the president's own. Moreover, the president has said that he would never sign a health care bill that funds abortion.
 
This issue is now settled, once and for all. President Obama's own proposal, which modifies some aspects of the Senate bill, has just been released. According to Newsweek, "The President makes no changes to the controversial abortion language included in the Senate bill."
 
While it is true that the pro-abortion camp will not be happy with the president for not striking some restrictions it deplores, the fact remains that President Obama could have adopted the pro-life friendly language of the House bill. The fact that he didn't is what matters most.
 
The Catholic League is the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. Founded in 1973 by the late Father Virgil C. Blum, S.J., the Catholic League defends the right of Catholics – lay and clergy alike – to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination.