Skip to comments.Stifling Health Choice
Posted on 08/18/2009 4:43:15 AM PDT by WhiteCastle
Health Care: Lost in the kerfuffle about a pro-choice president being honored at the University of Notre Dame was the damage the Freedom of Choice Act might do to the nation's health care.Specifically, how many Catholic hospitals will close and how many Catholic doctors will quit if it becomes law?
According to the Catholic Health Association, Catholic institutions make up 13% of the nation's nearly 5,000 hospitals, and employ more than 600,000 people. CHA says one of every six Americans hospitalized in the U.S. are cared for in a Catholic hospital.
A lot of federal funds flow through the nation's hospitals from Medicare and Social Security and other programs. What would happen if the federal government insisted under FOCA and in the absence of a conscience clause that Catholic health care professionals and hospitals provide abortion-related services?
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Obama's horrific push towards the most radical abortion increase in history through FOCA would cause even more damage.
But, the slumbering giant is stirring.
I sincerely hope that I am wrong when I say, “When push comes to shove, the Catholic leadership will bend over and somehow come to ‘a compromise’ rather than take such a strong stand as to actually close up shop rather than do abortions”. As I said, I hope I am wrong, as it would be refreshing to actually see such a powerful organization as the Catholic Church actually take a strong stand and not flinch from it (as in it’s soft-peddling to so-called Catholic politicians)