America’s Catholic leadership is becoming increasingly concerned that the legislation will lead to federal funding of abortions.
The implications of government-controlled health care would have serious implications for Catholic health institutions. One in eight hospitals in the U.S. are affiliated with the Catholic Church, according to the Wall Street Journal. They employ 750,000 people and care for 16 percent of all hospital admissions.
If government bureaucrats or the courts mandated abortion coverage, it could place the nation’s Catholic hospitals into a difficult situation. Some Catholic leaders have threatened to close their facilities if they were forced to conduct abortion procedures.
If Democratic healthcare reform becomes law, it will engender the “largest largest expansion of abortion in the United States since Roe v. Wade,” said Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. Read More
Our tax money will fund abortions and I for one do not think I should pay for someone else to have an abortion.