Absurd: Catholic groups and Planned Parenthood receive $1.4 million to enroll customers in Obamacare
August 21, 2013 (ALL.org) – While it is outrageous that Planned Parenthood is receiving more than a million dollars in federal “navigator” grants to enroll customers in Obamacare, it is not a surprise. It is even more outrageous to learn that two Catholic organizations applied for and received “navigator” grants to facilitate enrolling people in Obamacare.
Ascension Health, the largest Catholic and nonprofit health system, received a $202,706 navigator grant in Alabama and $165,683 in Kansas.
Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Mobile received $20,750.
Obamacare will, of course, require employers to provide insurance that pays for abortifacient contraceptives, sterilizations, and—pursuant to section 1303 of Obamacare—includes a $1 abortion surcharge for the exchange programs.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has extensive information on its website about why it objects to Obamacare. In addition, it lists action items. You can download a PDF summary of USCCB objections here. Yet, these Catholic organizations applied for and received funds to implement that to which the bishops object.
“The morally bankrupt provisions in Obamacare make it impossible for any Catholic to support it, even in the best possible light,” said American Life League’s Michael Hichborn. “By taking government funds to enroll people into Obamacare, it is clear that as far as Ascension Health and Catholic Social Services of Mobile are concerned, money is more important than souls