The Nelson Amendment, which would have prevented the tax payer funding of abortion in the Senate bill, has been voted down in the Senate. This means that any future vote is either a vote for life or for abortion. From what I've heard, these votes could happen as early as Christmas.
Other issues, such as the lack of any protection of conscience, also looms large within the bill.
Please contact your elected officials and remind them who they work for. Also, give your support to your local bishop and let them know that they don't stand alone on this critical issue.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has an excellent news release that was published on Dec. 9 on the bishops website. Cardinal George made a striking remark near the end of the release that needs to be a rallying cry.
Go to www.usccb.org to find out more regarding the healthcare debate. It's vital that everyone is educated and knows the ramifications of what might be on the horizon.