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The USCCB advocates for policies that protect and respect human life and dignity, with special concern for those who are unborn, disabled, or terminally ill; seeks to eliminate legalized abortion; opposes legalization of assisted suicide or euthanasia; opposes domestic and foreign abortion funding and efforts to force states and health plans to fund abortion; and supports medical research that respects human life, while opposing human cloning and harmful experiments on human embryos. We encourage you to visit the web site of the USCCB department of Pro-Life Activities for more information.
Support rescinding Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for RU-486.
Oppose federal support of abortion in domestic and international health programs, military hospitals, District of Columbia, and federal prisons.
Support informed consent for women and safety regulations and reporting requirements for abortion clinics.
Oppose the establishment of abortion as a fundamental right and efforts to strike down existing abortion restrictions and regulations.
Maintain dedicated funding for abstinence education programs.
Support efforts for pregnant women who may otherwise resort to abortion and for their children.
Oppose discrimination against health care providers that do not participate in abortion, and work to incorporate this policy into permanent law.
Oppose the creation of new mandates for contraceptive or potentially abortifacient drugs; support conscience protection for those who may be affected.
Increase funding for public cord blood banking.
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