A letter to the blog owner at the American Papist from local activist John O'Gorman
Regarding the Archdiocese of Boston, Caritas Christi and CeltiCare, the situation is this:
1/ Under intense pressure from the pro-life community across the USA, Cardinal Sean O'Malley instructed Caritas Christi - the six hospital group affiliated with the Archdiocese of Boston - to pull out of ownership of its 49% share in CeltiCare health insurance.
2/ Caritas Christi remains in the three CeltiCare plans, which started July 1, 2009.
3/ Caritas Christi is now a provider of services, paid for by Celticare under the state-subsidized Commonwealth Care program which requires abortion coverage.
4/ Caritas Christi will refer plan members back to CeltiCare for abortion, contraception and sterilization, and will provide transportation to the abortion location if necessary. All CeltiCare (Commonwealth Care) plans include abortion with co-pays of $0, $50 & $100.
5/ CeltiCare's web site lists "Family Planning and Reproductive Services Providers", including Planned Parenthood locations providing abortions - in Boston, Springfield and Worcester.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley must immediately instruct Caritas Christi to withdraw from CeltiCare and Commonwealth Care in order to save many innocent unborn children from death. Please contact Cardinal O’Malley’s receptionist immediately at SDiago@RCAB.org
PH: 617 782 2544 (Cardinal), 617-254-0100 (Main), FAX: 617 783 4564 (Main).
Write: Archdiocese of Boston Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184-3839.
(n.b. from Carol: We have no intention of quieting down until we see the contract and the ethical opinion regarding the CURRENT situation at Caritas from the NCBC and the material facts they based their opinion upon.)