CMA Issues Open Letter to Catholic Organizations
September 22, 2009
On Monday, September 21, the Catholic Medical Association issued an open letter to Catholic organizations and individual Catholics to share its views on key prudential aspects of health care reform legislation. The letter called for a renewed emphasis on the principle of subsidiarity across the spectum of issues in health care financing and services. The letter critiques the federal government-centered approach evident in legislation passed out of congressional committees. Even apart from the issue of abortion and respect for conscience rights, such an approach is wrong in principle, demonstrably ineffective in practice, and dangerous given the Obama administration's evident refusal to respect human life. The full text of the open letter can be read by clicking here.