Catholic officials in Virginia are confused, upset, and embarrassed by revelations that an illegal immigrant 16 year old girl obtained an abortion with the assistance of a Catholic organization. Federal officials at the US Department of Health and Human Services are issuing threats because someone working for the Commonwealth Catholic Charities showed charity to an immigrant teenager and helped her obtain an abortion. David Siegel,of the Department of Health said the federal government “supports human life and we take that responsibility seriously.”
Federal law prohibits use of government money for use in abortions. One of the hallmarks of the Bush administration is ensuring no one will obtain information about either birth control or abortion. It is apparent someone at the Catholic Charities decided, for whatever reason, the girl should be assisted in having an abortion.
No one apparently is at all interested what the girl desired.