Saturday, March 13, 2010

CHA Come out in Favor of Publicly Funded Abortion

About the only good thing about Obamacare is that it is forcing people to show their hands.

From the AP:

"A group representing Catholic hospitals is rallying behind President Barack Obama's health care bill.

Support from the Catholic Health Association could help persuade anti-abortion lawmakers to provide critical votes in the House for the overhaul.

The group's chief executive, Carol Keehan, writes on the association's Web site that the legislation isn't perfect, but is 'a major first step' toward covering all Americans and would make 'great improvements' for millions of people."

Meanwhile, the Catholic Bishops are asking Catholics to oppose the bill. Here is a portion of their statement of March 12:

“I am pleased that the House health care bill maintains the longstanding policy against federal funding of abortion. On the other hand, the provisions on abortion funding in the current un-amended Senate health care bill are seriously deficient and unacceptable. I urge you to work to uphold essential provisions against abortion funding, to include full conscience protection and to ensure that health care is accessible and affordable for all. I urge you to oppose any bill unless and until these criteria are met.”

UPDATE: Plenty more about Sr. Keehan/ the CHA around the web. Here's Steve Ertelt over at LifeNews.

1 comment:

quiddity2001 said...

I called O'Connor Hospital in San Jose and told them I would no longer patronize them as Sr. Carol Keehan has shown she is on the wrong side of the issue. Catholics should consider letting their local Daughters of Charity institutions know how they feel about the situation.