Catholic Health Association says it does not support Senate version of Obamacare
Despite what the New York Times tried to lead the US public to believe, the nation's Catholic hospitals do NOT support the Senate version of Obamacare.
On Christmas Day, the Times ran a story headlined "Catholic Group Supports Senate on Abortion Aid". It claimed that there was a split between the leadership of the hospitals and the country's Catholic bishops "over the abortion-financing provisions of the proposed health care overhaul" and that "the nation’s Catholic hospitals have signaled that they back the Senate’s compromise."
Of course liberals were quick to point to the "split" as a rationale for pro-life Catholics to support Obamacare.
But wait! Surprise, surprise, the Times got it wrong. The head of the Catholic Health Association went public yesterday and put the "conflict" to rest. (Via LifeNews)
Today, Keehan talked with the Catholic News Service about the dustup.
She said CHA has never wavered in its commitment to health care that protects "from conception to natural death" and she disputed the Times' report.
There is not a shred of disagreement between CHA and the bishops," Sister Carol said. "We believe there is a great possibility and probability that in conference committee we can work toward a solution that will prevent federal funding of abortion."
And of course, we'll all sit and wait for a correction from the Times, (buried in the classifieds somewhere...).