From the leftist position of the New York Times, choosing Archbishop Dolan as president of the USCCB is a conservative move.
However, Archbishop Dolan does not appear to be an actual conservative.
A conservative would recognize that Obamacare would destroy the goose that laid the golden egg, and that has heavily funded the charitable outreach of the Catholic church.
No mention is made of the obvious fact that Obamacare will make our elderly and disabled citizens SHOVEL READY.
Medicare denies more claims for treatment than any private insurer. The idea that Obamacare will expand coverage while taking on more patients, wasting more money in administration, and driving out health care providers, is a total joke.
Archbishop Dolan is quoted by NYT:
“We should have been doing cartwheels” when the health care bill passed, he said, because the bishops had long supported expanding coverage. But he said the bishops could not endorse the legislation because they concluded there were “unborn babies that were in danger.”
If that quote is accurate, it would mean that he’s Lost in the Weeds on this issue.
On the sidebar under Links, find the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. These are the end of life care givers who help to make people more comfortable on the way out, but won’t try to kill them. Highlighted are the ethical positions, but you can find out more as you navigate the site.
Filling up my email inbox are huge numbers of requests from various pro life organizations to sign petitions which demand removal of abortion from health care.
Very briefly, this is the explanation for an inability to sign on to most of these.
The premise from so many groups is that the problem of the Democrat health care plans will be solved with language removing abortion funding from the bill.
Many people incorrectly assume that removing funding will remove the abortion mandate. This is not so. Mothers will be coerced to abort unborn babies with untoward fetal diagnoses in any government run system, because there will be the threat of no health coverage for such kids. Health care professionals will still be coerced to participate in this and other unethical activity. This is the reality in other socialized medicine systems which lack funding for the care of premature infants, and those with significant congenital disabilities.
Denial of care at other points in development, with respect to early diagnosis using imaging, severe illnesses, and terminal illness, is also a sad reality in other government run health care systems, as well as the one planned for America.
Finally there is the problem of turning over our health care autonomy to an entity which is known to be corrupt. This is not a smart move. The control over our health care will be used by the federal government to control other aspects of our lives, including expression of religious beliefs.
Sorry to the pro-life liberals, this pharmacist (whose insights stem from health care experience), is ethically constrained from signing on to any aspect of the killer-government controlled health care.
Karen L. Brauer MS, RPh is president of Pharmacists for Life International, the most fully pro-life pharmacists’ organization. Find our politically incorrect site at www.pfli.org, and KB’s personal blog at http://themorningafter.us. Pharmacists for Life International truly makes no profit, and all officers and staff are volunteers.
and the dirty fallout will send the rest of the world to economic ruin.
Rush Limbaugh was explaining the reconciliation option, and how it would work, on his show this past summer. He said that this was the option they would eventually use to pass the Obamacare (with its Abortions and Death Panels).
So, once more, Obamanator, Rush was right, and your repeated campaign LIEs that it would have to pass with 60 plus majority are now viral on the internet, and available below.