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Thursday, March 18, 2010

The following letter was sent March 18 to the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper.

To the editor:

Positions on the current healthcare legislation taken by groups with “Catholic” in their name have caused a great deal of confusion about the official position of the Catholic Church. Let there be no mistake: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops continues to strongly oppose this legislation as now written because it does not adequately prevent federal funds from being used for abortions. The Church does avidly support a reform of our healthcare system that provides coverage for as many people living in the United States as possible. However, we cannot support such an effort at the cost of taxpayer dollars funding the end of human life.  
 
Dan Andriacco, Communications director, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

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