Call it religious bullying. Call it political pressure. Whatever the term, the threats by the Catholic bishops, the anti-equality Family Research Council, and some evangelical leaders to kill health care reform legislation if it covers abortion services are unacceptable to those of us who seek inclusive, accessible, affordable and accountable coverage.
–the Rev. Carlton Veazey, head of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, writing at the Daily Kos, and apparently forgetting that 1) being a Catholic bishop or an evangelical leader doesn’t deprive one of the right to express one’s opinions to one’s elected representatives, and 2) that Democrats have large majorities in both houses of Congress, meaning that pro-lifers have no power to “kill” anything the majority wants to pass