Kudos to the USCCB and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo for standing up for life.

Cardinal DiNardo has written Senators urging them not to pass the National Defense Authorization Act unless an amendment authorizing elective abortions at military hospitals is removed.

He writes:

June 29, 2010

Dear Senator:

When the full Senate takes up the National Defense Authorization Act for 2011 (S. 3454), it should remove from the bill a misguided committee amendment to 10 U.S.C. §1093 that authorizes the performance of elective abortions at military hospitals in this country and around the world.

Archbishop Broglio of the Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services wrote to all Senators on June 17, urging Congress not to impose this tremendous burden on the consciences of Catholic and other health care personnel who joined our armed services to save and protect innocent life, not to destroy it. On behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops I wholeheartedly endorse his plea, and want to offer some additional considerations in terms of longstanding government policy on abortion…

The rest of the letter is at Catholic Key. It’s going to be very interesting seeing where the Senators line up on this one.