US Bishops: Senate Vote Keeping Abortion in Veteran Health Benefits Is a ‘Gross Failure’

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The bishops said it is ‘inhumane’ to provide taxpayer-funded abortion as ‘a so-called solution to pregnancy’ and not ‘resources needed to welcome a child and flourish as a family.’ Previously, the VA banned abortion and abortion counseling in its programs.

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted not to overturn a new rule adding abortion to the health benefits of veterans and their dependents, prompting objections from leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), who called the vote “a gross failure.”

“Our heroes and their dependents deserve quality health care services instead of policies to end the lives of their own children,” read a joint statement Thursday from the USCCB’s president, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, and Bishop Michael Burbidge, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities….

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