Washington, D.C. (09 June 2009) – The Archdiocese of Boston is on track to provide abortion “services” and American Life League is rolling out an aggressive campaign to expose the scandal.
Celticare, the joint venture of archdiocesan Caritas Christi Health Care network and Centene Corp., will join Massachusetts’ subsidized health program effective July 1.
Celticare lists abortion, family planning and “reproductive services” on its web site. Centene and Caritas Christi both said they would ensure access to all services required by the Massachusetts Connector Authority, including “confidential family planning services.”
“We will not allow this scandal to go unnoticed,” said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. “The Catholic Church in Boston is set to become a partner in the abortion industry.”
Catholic Action League of Massachusetts reports new information on abortion services on Celticare’s web site are “final and conclusive proof” Caritas Christi will participate in abortions.
While the Archdiocese of Boston continues to assert that the matter is under review, Centene Corp. has and continues to state the current plan will become effective July 1.
Cardinal O’Malley must realize this situation requires his immediate and definitive action," Brown said. “The Cardinal must not permit this scandal to continue. It would be tragic for yet another debacle, caused by misinformation, contradictory statements and shameful cover-ups, to besmirch the reputation of the Archdiocese of Boston.”
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- Catholic News Agency: Archdiocese reviewing Catholic network's alleged role in providing abortions (09 June 2009)
- Catholic Culture: Boston Catholic Health Care Agency in Partnership Providing Abortion Coverage (08 June 2009)
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