The historical troubles of religious officials entering into politics shows plainly here in this Catholic News Service Article.
It appears impossible for the Bishops and Religious to hold themselves to Church teaching when giving opinion on legislation, or in determining which legislation would meet their standards.
The CNS article states the USCCB standard on abortion has been lowered to accept the killing of unborn humans claimed to be conceived as a result of rape or incest. These are exceptions allowable in the Hyde amendment which forbids federal funding for elective abortions.
The New York Times naturally has spun the activities of CHA to be surrendering to abortion in order to obtain the ‘benefits’ from further socialized health care.
While Sr. Carol Keehan claims that CHA has not strayed from its commitment to protect life from “conception” to natural death, this health care professional, knows better. CHA and USCCB have been working to pass health care to the control of a very corrupt, pro rationing and pro abortion government. The insanity of expecting the government to honor an agreement not to fund and coerce killing within health care is readily apparent. The current (too little – too late) protests against Obamacare have a false ring.