Health Care: Abortion Is Not the Only Moral Issue

We suffer, this week, from a moral myopia. Thanks to the passage in Congress of a health-reform bill, abortion is in the news again, but with the same old warriors brandishing their same old spears. Kate Michelman and Frances Kissling talk about how the current version of the health-care bill “risks the well-being of millions of women for generations to come.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops thanks the members of the House, “who took this courageous and principled step to oppose measures that would force Americans to pay for the destruction of unborn children.”Abortion, the pundits like to say, is a “complex moral issue.”