From the Wall Street Journal:
President Barack Obama may inspire near-worship among his fans, but he's struggling to win converts to ObamaCare. On Thursday, Cardinal Francis George, the Catholic archbishop of Mr. Obama's Chicago hometown, told us every one of the health-care reform bills passed by congressional committees allow for taxpayer funding of abortion -- and therefore are "unacceptable" to Catholics.
Cardinal George also serves as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, so his voice carries great weight in Catholic policy discussions.
The cardinal, in a visit with the Journal's editorial board, described his top priority for health-care reform: "Nobody should be deliberately killed." He added that his understanding is that President Obama has promised federal funding will not go to any health plans that cover abortion. "The President has made promises and the Democrats should keep them," said the cardinal...
It is fascinating that many of the leading Democrats say abortion will not be covered or funded by the health care reform bills, yet they have blocked all attempts to add an amendment to the bills that would specifically ban such coverage.
I smell a rat!