The American Life League (ALL) is making a strong case of placing most of the blame for passage of ObamaCare squarely on the shoulders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
What the ALL is alleging is that the USCCB was very desperate to push for universal health coverage that they compromised on some key principles. One of which was that of abortion where instead of fighting against abortion they decided to stick their heads in the ground and use “abortion neutral” language.
They did this by releasing a document called Making Health Care Reform “Abortion Neutral”: What is the Legal Status Quo on Abortion?. This allowed them, in their own mythical liberal world, to support “abortion neutral” language in ObamaCare that included massive expansion of federally funded birth control, sex education, and the redefining of euthanasia.
If what the ALL is saying is true, that the USCCB compromised basic tenets of the faith regarding birth control, sex education, and euthanasia in order to push for “abortion neutral” health care legislation, then I for one have lost more respect for the USCCB.
As the ALL spokesman Michael Hitchborn said:
Dead bodies float downstream, it takes a living body to go against the currents.
–Archbishop Fulton Sheen
The USCCB closely resembles a corpse. Which is quite appropriate since they continue to engage the culture of death in order to push their liberal agendas.