March 18th, 2010
12:48 PM ET
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Catholics United ad targets pro-life Democrats

 Catholics United launched a television ad Thursday targeting pro-life Democrats who are undecided about health care reform.

Catholics United launched a television ad Thursday targeting pro-life Democrats who are undecided about health care reform.

(CNN) - Claims that health care reform would use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions just aren't true, according to a new ad from a liberal Catholic organization.

The 30-second ad from Catholics United launches Thursday and targets pro-life legislators who are undecided on the Senate bill with this message:

"Analysts agree the reform bill prohibits federal funding for abortion. It's endorsed by pro-life advocates, like the Catholic Health Association…And it defends human life at all stages by covering 30 million uninsured…"

The Catholic group's six-figure ad buy will air in the districts of Democratic Reps. Christopher Carney and Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly and Brad Ellsworth of Indiana, Steve Dreihaus of Ohio, Daniel Lipinski of Illinois, Tom Perriello of Virginia and Bart Stupak of Michigan.

"It is our sincere hope that pro-life Americans will see through the false charges and lend their support to this important legislation," said Chris Korzen, executive director of Catholics United. "We are just days away from making history."

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  1. Minnesotan

    Issues like this make me super happy that I'm a "Recovering Catholic." Dear Church: You've got no credibility, what with all the pedophiles you've hidden over the decades. Now you clowns try to push your ridiculously outdated and insipid pro-life garbage? Please fade into oblivion a little faster, if you will....

    March 18, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  2. Marc

    Finally a pro-life group/organization with some senses comes to public!

    March 18, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  3. CBass

    Good ad!

    March 18, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. FL for Change

    Hey, Rethugs – "YOU LIE!"

    March 18, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  5. Dustin

    Yaaaaay Catholics! 🙂

    March 18, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  6. not_a_dem_anymore

    i'mn catholic and the Catholics United doesnt speak for me. A catholic that support a bill that covers abortion is a Catholic in Name Only

    March 18, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  7. JA/TN

    all the self righteous proponents, you kill the babies at, 16, 23, or older without prejudice systematic roadblocks, are the erectile dysfunction drugs included

    March 18, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. LacrosseMom

    As a member of Catholics United, I am proud that they have put out this ad! Thank you!

    On CNN's Homepage there has been a poll asking if you are for or against the Healthcare Bill, 19% of people say they are "confused." Which means that these people do not understand what this Bill is about.

    Basically, IF you have healthcare you can keep it. IF you don't you will have it.

    Also, for pro-life people, the 1976 Hyde Amendment prohibits Federal Funds from being used to fund abortions.


    Is the life of a baby in the womb more precious that the life of a 25 year old who is ill? Or a 40 year old? ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS.

    This Catholic is praying that Congress passes the Healthcare Bill!

    March 18, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    I wonder how many working-poor Catholics tithed their hard-earned money to the church in good faith, only to have the church spend it on a politically motivated add that promotes the denial of legal medical treatment to women?

    How is it that some will parrot the talking point that big civil government is bad, yet blindly follow the dogma spewed from religious leaders of a big, overbearing corporate church?

    The delusion and hypocrisy at work within today's [R]eligious [R]ight is absolutely stunning.

    March 18, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  10. TCM

    making history is right.....yeah, Pearl Harbor was also history...just like Hitler, Stalin.....

    This clown in this article is some talking head that CNN dug up, that's a liberal democrat with a tie to this organization. It's a shame people stoop so low for a socialist agenda that'll destroy this once great country.

    March 18, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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