WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops urged the House of Representatives to fix flaws in health care legislation or vote against its passage in a March 20 letter to House members. The letter was signed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chair of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre, New York, chair of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City, chair on the Committee on Migration.Read the letter here.
Meanwhile, take three minutes and call these guys. Tell them not to cave.
In all honesty, I can say that if this bill passes there will be a unified Catholic opposition to those who were responsible for it the likes of which I don't think we have ever seen. Seriously--that's not just an empty threat.
Berry (202) 225-4076
Rahall (202) 225-3452
Notice that the opposition is not simply fueled by partisan politics--opposition is coming from both parties. Or, put it another way, the only "bi-partisan" movement here is one that seeks to stop this legislation. I know--I'm usually cynical about politics here. But this is really serious.
My wife and I are taking names and are pledging to help finance the campaigns of those running against the supporters of this bill--and we are hardly alone. In addition, there will likely be constitutional challenges to this bill. We will support those movements too. Please join us!