Catholic Health Association denies split with bishops on health reform
December 29, 2009
Disputing a December 26 New York Times story, Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, has denied that her organization has split with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops over federal funding for abortion in health care reform legislation.
“There is not a shred of disagreement between CHA and the bishops,” she 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.”
- 'Not a shred of disagreement' between CHA, bishops on health reform (CNS)
- New York Times: Catholic hospitals split with bishops over Senate health bill (CWN, 12/28)
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Posted by: extremeCatholic -
Dec. 29, 2009 6:31 PM ET USA
After listening to Sr. Carol Keehan assure us for months that Congress would maintain Hyde so let's support Obamacare, we now listen to her say "we can work..." I don't think this person is a fool, so the only plausible explanation is deception: she went on the record supporting the Casey language AFTER the bishops rejected it. "Casey" would permit federal insurance plans to pay for abortion with segregated customer premiums as opposed to the direct federal funds. It is a sad joke.