October 29, 2009

Action Alert! New Efforts on Health Care Reform Legislation

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 President of the Conference and the Chairmen of the three major USCCB committees engaged in health care reform have written all the bishops and asked that this important issue be addressed through prayers of the faithful and bulletin announcements at masses as soon as possible. Given the introduction of the House health care reform bill this morning, we are at a critical moment in the debate.

If you have not already done so, please take brief moment to follow this link to send an email to your member of Congress urging them to pass health care reform that respects the dignity of human life. Thank you for your efforts. The success of passing life-affirming and much-needed health care reform will only be achieved if members of Congress hear from their constituents.

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