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Section - On Faith: Guest Voices , Other Views on Faith and Its Impact on the News.

 By Sister Mary Ann Walsh
Director of Media Relations, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

The thousands of pages in the health care reform legislation contain much to ponder, but what's most puzzling is the shying away from the Hyde Amendment in the Senate bill.

The Hyde Amendment was first passed in 1976 and prevents use of federal money to pay for elective abortions and health plans that include them. It has saved U.S. taxpayers from having to pay for others' elective abortions. The Hyde Amendment has been satisfactory for America for almost 35 years. Why not incorporate it into health care reform legislation now?

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