Stand With Bishops to Oppose Healthcare Bill

Catholic Healthcare Association Breaks with Bishops
Supports Healthcare Bill with Abortion Funding


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WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2010 -- This Catholic Healthcare Association (CHA) broke ranks with the US Bishops throwing their support behind the Senate-passed health care bill that clears the way for taxpayer funding of abortion. This Catholic split hurts chances for defeating the bill and could provide cover for congressmen on the fence to give into pressure they are receiving from the President and Democratic leadership in the House.

It is more critical than ever to contact your member of congress right away to let them know you oppose the Senate-passed healthcare bill with abortion funding.   The bill is coming to a vote this week.

Cardinal George, in a press release from the USCCB, states that the Senate bill “forces all of us to become involved in an act that profoundly violates the conscience of many, the deliberate destruction of unwanted members of the human family still waiting to be born.”

Tragically, CHA President, Sister Carol Keehan, DC, very vocal in her public support for the bill, which is no doubt causing confusion among Catholics. Sister Keehan’s letter urges Congress to pass the bill now, and to make further changes to improve it at a later date. They list as their fifth priority for future amendments, a provision ban federal taxpayer funding of abortions. The practicality of passing any “corrections bill” is dismissed by most as wishful thinking. And supporting the bill without the Hyde language, the bishops maintain, is morally inadmissible. The extension of abortion coverage this bill proposes is so morally flawed that it negates any good the bill is attempting to do for the poor and uninsured.

See message from Cardinal Francis George, President of the U. S. Catholic Conference of Bishops .

See Catholic Health Association letter supporting the morally flawed healthcare bill that includes taxpayer funding of abortion. 

We must stand in solidarity with our bishops to protect the unborn, and poor and desperate women who can be so easily coerced into killing their own children.



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