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Is you is or is you ain't pro-Obamacare?

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Aug 10, 2009

In response to inaccurate online media reports, Catholic Charities USA states unequivocally that it does not support any plan to reform health care and/or any proposed legislative provision that allows or promotes the funding of abortions or that compels any health care provider or institution to provide such a service.

That statement from Catholic Charities USA is admirably clear, isn't it? Kinda makes you wonder how folks could possibly have contrived those "inaccurate online media reports," doesn't it? And let the record show that your Uncle Di wasn't involved in this perfidy.

How could anyone possibly have thought that our friends at Catholic Charities were backing the Obama plan, with its abortion coverage? Father Larry Snyder, the president of Catholic Charities USA, answers: "These attacks appear to be politically motivated by opponents of health care reform. They are distortions of the truth and disingenuous." 

OK, that's one explanation for the reports. Here's another: the Action Alert put out by Catholic Charities, along with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Catholic Health Association, instructing supporters:

Please call and e-mail your Representative in the next 24 hours expressing your support for Congress to enact health care reform now.

You can see how someone might interpret that message as a sign of support for the Obama proposal. If he was "politically motivated," you know.

Update: the Action Alert is no longer available online. No sense making the facts available to those "disingenuous" people who might "distort" them.


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