The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protect Life Act Thursday, October 13, which would bar federal funding for health plans that provide abortion services. The act will next be voted on by the Senate. The USCCB praises the passage in the following article, posted on the Archdiocese of New Orleans website:
The Protect Life Act would apply longstanding federal policies on abortion funding, and conscience rights on abortion, to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed passage in the House of the ‘Protect Life Act’ (H.R. 358). Sponsored by Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and 144 co-sponsors, the Protect Life Act would apply longstanding federal policies on abortion funding, and conscience rights on abortion, to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) passed in 2010. Late on October 13, the House passed H.R. 358 by a bipartisan vote of 251 to 172.
“By passing the Protect Life Act, the House has taken an important step toward authentic health care reform that respects the dignity of all, from conception onward,” Deirdre McQuade, USCCB pro-life spokeswoman, said. Continue reading
Looking for something to do with other young adults? Looking to deepen your faith among other Catholic young adults? Then check out this week’s upcoming events sponsored by the CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministries:
- October 6: Theology on Tap series; 6:30 p.m. at the Fox & Hound with Martin Gutierrez, “One Nation Under God”
- October 9: Matt Maher in concert; 4p.m. (doors open at 3 p.m.) at the Ohana Pier in Slidell; tickets are $15 in advance/ $20 at the door
For more information on future events, check out the Young Adult Ministry’s website or contact Rachel Longest at firstname.lastname@example.org