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Abortion provisions in House's Health Care Bill unacceptable, says Cardinal in letter to House

National Catholic News

November 30, 1999

WASHINGTON - Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia urged preservation of ?longstanding federal policies that prevent government promotion of abortion and respect conscience rights,? and called current House health care legislation ?seriously deficient? on the issue of mandated coverage and funding of abortion.  He cited his concerns in an August 11 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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