The seamless garment concept used by Archbishop Joseph Bernardin has since been abused to make it OK for Catholics to vote for pro-abortion politicians as long as they offered enough governmental goodies for the poor, etc.
After decades of “war on poverty”, we have more poor than ever, and destruction of the family unit, particularly in the segments of the population most “helped” by the government.
In 2004, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, (now Pope Benedict XVI) issued a memorandum to the U.S. Bishops, which as been said to shred the seamless garment concept, by categorizing abortion as a most serious means of exiting communion with the Catholic Church.
The looming spectre of Obamacare, with its obligate funding of abortion using the resources of tax payers, with its pro-abortion insurance mandates, and recission of conscience protections for health care professionals, has spurred the USCCB into action.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is going to form an Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty.
Indiana is set to challenge the injunction set by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt against defunding of abortion.
It is also challenging the US health and human services decision to block amendments to the state medicaid plan.
Both cases will wind up in the US 7th Circuit court of appeals in Chicago.
Live Action Does it Again….. Indiana Planned Parenthood serves less than 1 % of medicaid patients. Listen to the various Indiana Planned Parenthood clinic workers informing that the care they provide is available elsewhere.
Above is linked a primer to understanding the bogus Obama executive order to stop federal funding of abortion, and the three states which (so far) would have gotten abortion funding under obamacare, until they were caught out.
Cecile Richards, prez of planned parenthood is one unhappy camper now that the Obama administration has stopped the abortion funding to the Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and Maryland PCIPs. She had been counting on the executive order to be as bogus as written.
The abortion bribe for Kenya remains, at taxpayer expense. The US continues to export abortion vigorously to the third world.