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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bishop Asks Sen. Casey to Rescind Vote on Policy

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Your failure to reverse this vote will regrettably mean that you persist formally in cooperating with the evil brought about by this hideous and unnecessary policy.”

SCRANTON, PA (The Diocese of Scranton) - The following Press release is found on the web site of the Diocese of Scranton: Bishop Asks Sen. Casey to Rescind Vote on Policy Affecting Overseas Abortions In a letter to Sen. Robert P. Casey, Bishop Joseph F. Martino condemned the vote taken by Sen. Casey against an amendment to a bill which would have prohibited millions of U.S. tax dollars from going to organizations abroad that provide and promote abortion. The Martinez Amendment to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) would have reinstated the Mexico City Policy rescinded by President Obama on Jan. 23. The amendment was defeated in a vote of 60-37. (Full story at Catholic Online)

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