The Federalist has reported that one of the largest and oldest pro-life institutions in America has faced increasing attacks from the corporate media. There are more than 2,000 Catholic hospitals and health facilities across the country which makes a substantial portion of the national health care infrastructure. Catholic hospitals, of course, reject the left’s favorite euphemism that abortion is “health care” which make them a direct target for the media.
The Federalist reported on a recent New York Times Article:
In September, The New York Times published several pieces in a series titled “Profits Over Patients,” stringing together an ominous narrative about nonprofit (i.e. Catholic) hospitals that “wring money out of patients.”
The irony is that being mission-based and focused on serving the poorest and most vulnerable communities, Catholic hospitals are among the least profitable, especially in the years since Covid. Providence, one of the country’s largest nonprofit hospital chains featured in the NYT’s series, has announced that with operating expenses up and revenue down 5 percent, it has lost $5.2 billion in the first half of this year. Bon Secours Health System, another one of the country’s largest Catholic hospital systems and a target of the Times, also reported operating losses in 2022.
The false equivalency of abortion to treatment for miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies is not just a talking point that has been used far and wide since the Dobbs ruling — it’s a flat-out lie. Abortion is the intentional taking of a human life, while the Catholic Church and Catholic hospitals have been very clear about the permissibility of procedures that save a mother’s life, even in complicated pregnancies and or miscarriages.