USCCB President Archbishop José Horacio Gómez via Wikipedia

On Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives approved the “American Rescue Plan,” Democrats’ pork-filled “COVID-19” bill that would send millions of dollars to the abortion business, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a scathing statement against the pro-abortion bill.

The statement reads as follows:

“[It] is unconscionable that Congress has passed the bill without critical protections needed to ensure that billions of taxpayer dollars are used for life-affirming health care and not for abortion.

“Unlike previous COVID relief bills, sponsors of the American Rescue Plan Act refused to include the longstanding, bi-partisan consensus policy to prohibit taxpayer dollars from funding abortions domestically and internationally. The policy was needed because this bill includes many general references to healthcare that, absent the express exclusion of abortion, have consistently been interpreted by federal courts not only to allow, but to compel, the provision of abortion without meaningful limit.  

“The many important, life-saving provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act have been undermined because it facilitates and funds the destruction of life, which is antithetical to its aim of protecting the most vulnerable Americans in a time of crisis.”

The $1.9 trillion pro-abortion bill only spends about 9% on COVID-19 relief while $386.7 billion included in the bill can be used to directly fund abortion, millions for funding foreign abortion, and a $50 million bailout for the abortion business, according to one report.

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Greta
Greta
8 months ago

Well catholics how many of you vote for those baby killer demorats? You get what you vote for. As a real practicing catholic I don’t and won’t vote for a liberal demorat.

Mrs. Diane L. Logan
Mrs. Diane L. Logan
8 months ago
Reply to  Greta

Greta, you are exactly right. Catholics at a 50% rate voted for abortion advocates who walk up to take communion and call themselves devout knowing full well they will send money to abortion programs. If the bishops are so disgusted then how about excommunicating those political hypocrites.

elemteacher
elemteacher
8 months ago
Reply to  Greta

“You get what you vote for.”
Yeah, unless you voted for Trump. Then the dims came in and changed your vote.

DONNA MARIE KELLEY
DONNA MARIE KELLEY
8 months ago

THERE SHOULD NOT BE FUNDING FOR ABORTIONS. IT ONLY MAKES WOMEN KNOW THEY CAN GO OUT SPREAD THEIR LEGS MAKE BABIES AND KNOW THEY CAN GET RID OF IT AND MAKE THE TAX PAYERS PAY FOR IT. SHAME ON YOU. MAYBE YOUR MOTHERS SHOULD HAVE ABORTED YOU.

Larry Wahnsiedler
Larry Wahnsiedler
8 months ago

Why are the Bishops surprised? The Democrats are doing the same thing they’ve done for years, and Biden is doing exactly what he said he would do. Some Bishops foolishly preached support for Biden rather than Trump. Big, Big mistake

elemteacher
elemteacher
8 months ago

Not understanding why taxpayers should have to foot the bill on any elective surgery–and this one inparticular.

Glenda G
Glenda G
8 months ago
Reply to  elemteacher

Totally agree with you. I’m tired of my tax dollars being spent on things I don’t agree with!

Amawalk 2
Amawalk 2
8 months ago

That “Covid19” bill would not even be up for votes in the Senate and House if all American Catholics had voted against pro-abortion politicians in the last election

Elizabeth Estrada
8 months ago

LISTEN UP….ABORTION is MURDER. A FETUS BLEEDS. ANYTHING that BLEEDS…Can FEEL PAIN. I am GLAD…MY MOTHER Kept Me. I was Later ADOPTED by an AMERICAN COUPLE…than by GOD. From SamuraiQueen..Minister of GOOD DEEDS…GOD’S ADOPTED DAUGHTER. One TITLE I was Born With…the OTHER Two…GOD gave Me.😄😄😄

Richard Browning
Richard Browning
8 months ago

So everyone is opposed to abortion. That includes me. But it appears that our government is also in favor of genocide, apartheid and crimes against humanity. I guess it is ok to kill babies, children, mothers, etc. as long as they have been born. There was a recent report where Israeli soldiers prevented a Palestinian firetruck from reaching a home fire resulting in the deaths of two small children, one only 18 months old. If you support such crimes you are as guilty as those supporting abortion. For shame.

Mrs. Diane L. Logan
Mrs. Diane L. Logan
8 months ago

I do not know of the circumstance to which you address, Richard, but I do know ambushes are set up to kill Israeli soldiers. How would the soldiers determine this was not one?
And, how about the Palestinian missiles being lobbed and killing innocent Israeli’s. Is that not a crime?
You are attacking our government with genocide (where you imagine the apartheid I can only guess) and like most haters link that assertion with a foreign governments deeds. How dare you!

Recce1
Recce1
8 months ago

The Jews DO NOT call for the killing of Muslims.They’ve NEVER called for genocide of any group. They don’t attack other nations except in self defense. They allow Muslims and Christians to become citizens in Israel. They also allow churches and mosques to exist.

HOWEVER, most Muslims say Israel MUST be destroyed and that ALL Jews in the world killed. Many Muslim nations sided with Hitler during WW2 due to his call for the Final Solution. Most Muslim nations don’t allow non Muslims to hold citizenship nor allow churches or synagogues in their countries. They even imprison and murder Christian and Jewish clergy and rape and execute Muslim women as prostitutes if they’re married to non-Muslims.

Furthermore, Palestine as a nation never existed. The ancient Romans called one provence in the Levant Palestine, but it wasn’t a nation. Walling off a hostile area bent on constant terrorism isn’t apartheid nor is it a crime against humanity, despite UN proclamations to the contrary.

So what say you?

Jerry
Jerry
8 months ago

It sickens me to my core knowing my tax money would be spent to torture, maim and murder innocent babies. Oh America! What have you become!

Glenda G
Glenda G
8 months ago

People need to vote these people out of office. These babies feel pain! It is so heartless when there are so many other options available.

Stephen Weiss
8 months ago

yeah….AND………unless the Catholic Bishops, actually take action against the TWO people who drove this abomination of a BILL, that being Biden and Pelosi ( both who claim to be “DEVOUT CATHOLICS” then all this is , is just talk……by their NOT directly sanctioning Biden and Pelosi, they are complicit….wink wink.

Mrs. Diane L. Logan
Mrs. Diane L. Logan
8 months ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

It seems evident that our bishops talk out of both sides of their mouth.

L smith
L smith
8 months ago

Where is the POPE? He is the one who should be blasting this all over the world. It’s also true that they did encourage voting for Biden knowing what they stood for. Disgraceful

Richard Benjamin
Richard Benjamin
8 months ago

So, why are the Bishops not instituting excommunication proceedings. In my churth, Lutheran Church Missouri Synnod, excommunication is the means to call the accused to repent and return to the church’s beliefs.Until then, they cannot partake in Word and Sacrament.

Recce1
Recce1
8 months ago

If the American Bishops were really concerned, they’d excommunicate those politicians who support abortion on demand for ANY reason at ANY time.

Donna
Donna
8 months ago

All you women who think it’s your choice to kill a baby will answer to a higher power the choice you have is to keep your legs closed and if you have peanut butter legs easily spread than have the baby you caused the pregnancy deal with it! You send people to jail for chosing to drink and when they accidentally kill someone they are charged with a crime. Sounds like the same selfish and self centered people you are. Wake up it’s a good thing your parents did t feel the way you do or is it!

Don
Don
8 months ago

The USCCB issue a hollow admonition, decrying the latest round of sinful spending in Washington. Why? Because it contains a pittance for abortion providers. Meanwhile, the dishonesty of bill is is overlooked. Under 10% for COVID relief. Meanwhile, our children will be bankrupted. Meanwhile, taxpayers are forced to bail out dishonest politicians.
Meanwhile, the USCCB pushes for the same politicians who passed the bill. The USCCB is a leftist, socialist organization and has ‘no standing’ on condemning abortion.