Dear Parishioners of Holy Redeemer,
Bishop Sis wrote to us to encourage our people to sign a pro-life petition.
The Hyde Amendment respects the consciences of the American people by prohibiting the use of taxpayer funds to pay for most elective abortions. In order to take effect, it must be attached each year to individual federal appropriations bills in Congress.
This amendment is currently under attack by the White House and some powerful members of Congress who want taxpayer dollars to be used to pay for abortions. The Hyde Amendment has been credited with saving over 2.4 million lives, and without it, the current abortion rate would likely go up significantly.
Because of the incredibly high stakes, Congress needs to hear from a massive number of people before it votes on taxpayer-funded abortion during the second half of July. If we fail to generate sufficient grassroots support for the Hyde Amendment, Congress may conclude that taxpayer-funded abortion is popular.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a campaign for millions of Catholics to sign the petition on NoTaxpayerAbortion.com by July 16.
He invites the people of our parish to join our diocesan response to this nationwide effort. Easy, ready-to-use tools from the USCCB can be found at respectlife.org/no-taxpayer-abortion. These include an introductory webinar recording, sample announcement, petition to Congress, graphics, flyer, and infographic. Many of these are also available in Spanish.)
Please spread the word about this petition.