ROMNEY AND CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS TO OPPOSE PRO-LIFE MEASURE
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif., speaking on behalf of his brother bishops, demanded Congressional Republicans not proceed with their plans to block the Obama Administration's proposal to
cut the amount of poisonous mercury, arsenic and other toxins put in the air by big business. These toxins cause the death of large numbers of unborn lives. The EPA plans would reduce the amount by 90%.
"Children, inside and outside the womb, are uniquely vulnerable to environmental hazards and exposure to toxic pollutants in the environment," he said. "Their bodies, behaviors and size leave them more exposed than adults to such health hazards."
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, said that $9 will be saved in health and other costs for every dollar spent in compliance with the regulations. Jackson's two sons have suffered from asthma.
Mitt Romney and most of the other GOP presidential candidates are opposing the pro-life position taken by the Catholic Church on this issue. By some estimates, mercury and other environmental toxins cause more unborn lives to abort than the total number of surgical abortions in the United States.