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President Obama
Now, I don't know how passing health care will play politically -- but I know it's right. Teddy Roosevelt knew it was right. Harry Truman knew that it was right. Ted Kennedy knew it was right. And if you believe that it's right, then you've got to help us finish this fight. ...Do not quit, do not give up....  We are going to get this done. We are going to make history.  We are going to fix health care in America with your help.
- President Barack Obama, March 19, 2010, Address on Health Care Reform at George Mason University Patriot Center
March 20, 2010
32 Hours, 32 Million People, 10 Minutes

Sign the Catholic Democrats Lenten Intention

Dear Friend,

Yesterday, President Obama reminded us that, "Teddy Roosevelt knew it was right.  Harry Truman knew it was right.  Ted Kennedy knew it was right."  This week 60 organizations of women religious representing 59,000 nuns across our country said it was right.

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week, authored by Catholic Democrats President Patrick Whelan, showed us that it was right - finding that when health insurance coverage increased under Massachusetts' universal health care system, abortion decreased.

We have about 32 hours left before the House votes on the Senate health care reform legislation to make it right.  

If you know that it is right, can you take 10 minutes and join us to help make this essential Catholic social priority a right for the millions and millions of people who don't have it, and for the economic well-being of our country?

Here is what you can do if you have not already:
●    Sign A Lenten Intention to pass health care reform and contact your congressional representative;
●    Pray for those who do not have health care;
●    Pray for the passage of the health care reform;

And to everyone - help spread the word this weekend:

●    Forward to a Friend Forward this to family and friends

As St. Paul would say, "Now is the time"

In faith,

Patrick Whelan
Suzanne Morse
Lisa Schare
Steve Krueger

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Catholic Democrats Materials
●  Press release on universal health care and abortion
● New England Journal of Medicine article, Universal Health Care and Abortion
Policy brief on health care and abortion

Information on the Senate Patient and Protection Health Care Act
●  Three page summary

Information on the impact of the Senate bill on the federal deficit
● Latest Congressional Budget Office analysis shows deficit reduction

Information on the Senate Bill and abortion
Universal Health Care and Abortion, New England Journal of Medicine, Patrick Whelan
●  Tim Jost Legal Analysis
●  Policy Brief on Senate Health Care Bill, Steven A. Krueger

Key Recent Endorsements
Catholic Health Association
●  59,000 Women Religious
National Catholic Reporter
Commonweal Magazine
America Magazine