Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Catholic Health Association denies split with bishops on health reform

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.”

~Via Catholic World News.

Related Information:

The Catholic Health Association Supports the Morally Unacceptable Compromise -- Raymond Arroyo at Seen and Unseen

Catholic Health Association Backtracks On Senate Bill -- Deal Hudson at InsideCatholic.com

'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)