Pro-Abortion Dem Congresswoman Wants IRS to Investigate the Catholic Bishops

From Politico:

I expect political hardball on any legislation as important as the health care bill.

I just didn’t expect it from the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Who elected them to Congress?

The role the bishops played in the pushing the Stupak amendment, which unfairly restricts access for low-income women to insurance coverage for abortions, was more than mere advocacy.

They seemed to dictate the finer points of the amendment, and managed to bully members of Congress to vote for added restrictions on a perfectly legal surgical procedure.

And this political effort was subsidized by taxpayers, since the Council enjoys tax-exempt status.

When I visit churches in my district, we are very careful to keep everything “non-political” to protect their tax-exempt status. 

The IRS is less restrictive about church involvement in efforts to influence legislation than it is about involvement in campaigns and elections. 

Given the political behavior of USCCB in this case, maybe it shouldn’t be.”

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) is co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Sniff, — they’re bullies.

It is as if the pro-abortion faction of the Democratic party is waking up to find they have been rolled by their Speaker and are now demanding a head on a platter — perhaps Woolsey should have said “won’t some one rid me of this meddlesome priest.”

You’d think they were worried about the impact of the Stupak amendment on both the issue of abortion and about whether it will derail the House and Senate health bills — or something like that.

Here are Congresswoman Woolsey’s positions on abortion, from On the Issues. org.

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