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Old 11-04-2009, 05:08 PM
 
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Dear CatholicVoteAction.org Member, [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]You're not going to be believe this. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Planned Parenthood is asking Catholics to call Congress and demand taxpayer support for abortion. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The billion-dollar organization already receives over $300 million in taxpayer money, and stands to strike it rich if nothing is changed in the current health care legislation. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]So this week the nation’s biggest abortion provider sent out an urgent message to counter the growing opposition by Catholics to taxpayer-funded abortion contained in the current health care bills. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The Catholic Bishops sprung into action late last week, announcing their strong opposition to the current health care legislation because the bills include taxpayer support for abortion and fail to provide a conscience clause for doctors. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The Bishops have asked all Catholics to petition Congress to remove any support for abortion from the health care bill. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]So Planned Parenthood is attacking the Catholic Bishops and calling their actions “dangerous.” [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Here’s what Planned Parenthood’s President Cecile Richards said in a message this week to her supporters: “If you’re Catholic and you disagree with the bishops, please let your legislators know when you send your message. Your voice as a pro-choice Catholic needs to be heard NOW.” [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]What?!! [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]How can you be a Catholic and support abortion, the killing of millions of our brothers and sisters? [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The phones are ringing in the halls of Congress. Will activists claiming to be Catholic and pro-abortion be the only ones calling? [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]TAKE ACTION NOW [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]In the next 48 hours, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to try and ram through a vote to prevent any amendment from being offered to the current legislation. The vote on a “closed rule” would slam the door on any effort to offer a pro-life amendment to the healthcare bill. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Catholics, pro-life advocates and all people of faith need to move quickly! [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Call 202-224-3121. Tell your Member of Congress to VOTE NO on the “closed rule” for H.R. 3962. Tell them to allow a vote on the Stupak Amendment. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]If you do not know your representative, look him or her up here: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt - With this directory you can lookup your Representative's local office phone number. Representatives pay more attention to calls made to their local office. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]A bipartisan group led by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) want to amend the healthcare bill by adding pro-life protections. This is what the Catholic bishops have asked for, and what an overwhelming majority of Americans want. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Here’s what the Associated Press reported Oct. 23: “Such an amendment would be almost certain to prevail, since it likely would attract the votes of most Republicans as well as some Democrats. So Democratic leaders won’t let Stupak offer it.” [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]If you have already called or written your Member of Congress, it is urgent that you contact them again right now. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]So much is on the line. The Bishops know it. Planned Parenthood and Nancy Pelosi know it. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Send this email to all your friends and family. And call your Representative at 202-224-3121 today! [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2] [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Sincerely, [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=2]Brian Burch, President [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]CatholicVoteAction.org [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2] [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]P.S. This week Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked if she had the votes to overcome the bipartisan group of represenatives seeking to amend the current legislation to prohibit taxpayer funds from funding abortion. Speaker Pelosi replied: “It’s too close to call.” [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Call your represenative now and tell them to “vote NO on the ‘closed rule’ amendment procedure.” Tell them you want a vote on the Stupak Amendment to the current legislation. Call your representative today at 202-224-3121. It will take less than a minute.

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Old 11-04-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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The Catholic Church can talk when they pay taxes.

Thank you very much.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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just gotta luv these fresh from the email spam folder copy and paste jobs ..
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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What the what??

3% of what Planned Parenthood does is abortions. The rest is WOMEN'S HEALTH, like pap smears, contraception, counseling etc.

I can understand their stance on abortion (I'm pro choice, but can see where the pro life people are coming from) and it looks like their simply trying to gather support from the more 'liberal' Catholics. There are many Christians that are pro-choice, and many Atheists that are pro-life.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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The Catholic Church can talk when they pay taxes.

Thank you very much.

Nice attitude. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no federal income tax. Let's end their voice also; I bet most are poor Democrats. Only taxpaying citizens will have a vote from now on.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Originally Posted by Theliberalvoice View Post
The Catholic Church can talk when they pay taxes.

Thank you very much.
Catholics pay taxes. thank you very much
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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Catholics pay taxes. thank you very much
The Catholic Church would be a tax-exempt religious organization, would it not? You may be a Catholic (or not), but you are not the church. You probably pay taxes, since I doubt that you are exempt.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Boise
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go get your bombs and blow em up... and then come back on here and cuss the muslims...
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:52 PM
 
Location: mancos
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The Catholic Church would be a tax-exempt religious organization, would it not? You may be a Catholic (or not), but you are not the church. You probably pay taxes, since I doubt that you are exempt.
yes i pay taxes. just dont wanna pay twice
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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I find this very very strange that people are so against Planned Parenthood strictly because one of the services they provide is abortions. Do you guys feel this way about other clinics or hospitals that do the same service? My guess is no. I strongly suggest all who are so against PP to actually go there, talk to the patients, the docs, everyone else & get a realistic view on this "hideous" organization. You do know that w/out PP & their lower prices on birth control, you would have WAY MORE abortions to picket.
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