Wednesday, June 10, 2009

National Catholic Register: Concerns about Caritas

Concerns about Caritas

Abortion coverage reportedly will be included in the health plans to be offered by a new joint venture involving six Caritas Christi hospitals in the Archdiocese of Boston.

According to a news release today from the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, “Celticare Health Plan of Massachusetts, which describes itself as ‘a partnership between Celtic Group, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, and Caritas Christi Health Care’ — the network of six Catholic hospitals affiliated with the Archdiocese of Boston — has revealed on its website that all three of its Commonwealth Care health plans will include abortion coverage.”

The news release also notes that Celticare’s website lists “Family Planning and Reproductive Services Providers,” including Planned Parenthood, to which it will refer plan members.

As the Register reported here, concerns have been raised since the initial announcement of the joint venture plan that Caritas Christi might become involved with the provision of abortions and other immoral procedures through its participation in the joint venture.

According to the Catholic Action League, the latest revelations constitute “final and conclusive proof that Caritas Christi will be a participant in state-subsidized abortions.”

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