Amy Sullivan has an article in Time regarding the role of the Catholic bishops in health care reform.
The Democrats who helped negotiate the Capps compromise, according to one person who was involved, felt confident it would "help clear the way for the bishops to support" the House health-reform bill. But just a few weeks after Rigali's initial letter, the Cardinal on Aug. 11 sent a second letter to members of Congress that raised a new concern: "Funds paid into these plans are fungible, and federal-taxpayer funds will subsidize the operating budget and provider networks that expand access to abortion."Of course, Sullivan blames the USCCB for not getting behind the Capps Amendment.
The New York Times covers (sans picture) the recent large prolife protest in Spain over the government’s plans to liberalize the country’s abortion laws. A previous large prolife rally occurred in Spain back in March.