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Washington State Bishops Call for Veto of Abortion Coverage Bill Featured

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SEATTLE - The Bishops representing 1.3 million Catholics in Washington State want Governor Inslee to veto a bill that would require health insurance companies to offer abortion coverage, if maternity coverage is also offered.

The “Reproductive Parity Act” SB 6219 passed the state senate Saturday and is now headed to the Governor for his signature.

According to a governor’s spokesperson, Inslee has support reproductive parity in the past.

The Bishops claim the measure offers no ‘opt-out’ for religious, moral or conscience reasons.

“This legislation infringes on religious liberty and conscience protections on the part of individuals and employers here in the state of Washington,” said Joe Sprague, Executive Director of the Washington State Catholic Conference.

The bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) said it’s a victory for the women in the state.

“It’s a choice that this state has made through initiatives, saying that we are a pro-choice state,” said Hobbs. “So I think that decision should rest with the women.”

The bill states, “If a health plan, other than a multi-state health plan, issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2019, provides coverage for maternity care, the health plan must also provide a substantially equivalent coverage to permit the abortion of a pregnancy.” Read more HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: The baby-killers' insatiable lust for the blood of the innocent is getting downright frightening. All the Left in this country seems to care about these days is making sure every American not only approves but also pays for the murder of babies and the national promotion of sodomy. That's it. Nothing else matters. The economy is booming right now, but how who cares! Hillary was shamed and Trump addressed the National Right to Life March this year.

One can only imagine what's going to happen to this country after these people make sure Donald Trump becomes a one-termer. They will sell their souls to the Devil to make sure pro-family, pro-life, pro-God voters are first silenced and then criminalized. 

Maybe a few Catholic bishops are beginning to realize the ramifications of "updating" the Catholic Church in order to appease the world.   Maybe some of them are finally starting to suspect that, from the beginning, the world was only interested in first silencing and then destroying the Catholic Church.

Anyway, it’s working like a charm. Silenced, marginalized, largely irrelevant, the Church of Vatican II now sits on the sidelines, reviled and pathetic – reduced to begging for mercy from the very people to whom she imagined she was reaching out when she set down her tiara, threw out her statues, busted up her high altars, and agreed to become the Church of Accompaniment.  Trouble is, the world doesn't want her company. The world only wants the Catholic Church to shut the hell up. And, for the most part, the world is getting its way.


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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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