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 article also addressed a Washington Post piece which described Catholic hospitals as denying women care for ectopic pregnancies which is not true:
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.
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nannie
nannie
1 month ago

Catholic Hospitals are just that and Catholic Religion does not believe in Abortion.Murder is against the 5th cammandment.If everyone lived the 10 Commandments thw world wouldn’t be in the mess that it is in.Every Hman being is an child of God and he loves each and everyone of us. He is our Loving Father

MNIce
MNIce
1 month ago
Reply to  nannie

It is not possible for sinful humans to live the Ten Commandments. We are all born “dead in trespasses and sins.” Nevertheless, we still have been made in the image of God, and God rightly condemns the murder of anyone, saying, “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.” Murder is so serious that God says it deserves the death penalty, “… life for life.”

Nevertheless, He offers forgiveness through Jesus Christ, who paid the death penalty for our sins on the cross. “He made Him Who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” We cannot undo our sins. We cannot make our souls alive, nor can any of us make alive someone we have killed.

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

(Ephesians 2:4-10, NKJV)

This is by no means an excuse for committing sin. As Romans 6 says, ” … How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. … we should no longer be slaves of sin. … Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.”

If everyone understood, believed and trusted in Christ, and loved Him for the great love He showed for us, they would no longer want to be sexually immoral or murderers. They would no longer make excuses for the sin of abortion or the sins that lead to it, but would flee from such awful misdeeds and desire to be holy, free to celebrate God’s goodness in the way they live.

MNIce
MNIce
1 month ago

It is so sad that people deny the humanity of their own children. Science very clearly confirms Scripture – we are human from the very first cell, at the joining of the gametes of the father and mother. Embryos and fetuses are not “part of the mother;” humans do not reproduce by budding. They are not merely “clumps of cells” or “masses,” they are “fearfully and wonderfully made” people at the earliest stages of life. The distinction between mother and child is shown at the placenta – every part of the placenta, including the cell-level interface with the uterus, originates from the baby, not the mother.

Abortion is almost always sought for selfish reasons. Most often it is because having a child is inconvenient to one’s preferences in life plans — we can’t always do things in the order we wish. Some fear poverty — there are thousands of pregnancy resource centers with volunteers waiting to help (these are now routinely slandered as “fakes” by abortion extremists). Some women are pregnant as a result of sexual abuse and carrying the child has a serious “yuck factor” — the child is still a child, and it is unjust that the child should die for the crime of his or her sire; let us give the victim of such a crime loving emotional support and encouragement not to let hatred destroy the child. Some women are told their child will have a disability or deformity and dread the thought of raising such a child, even if it will only live for a few minutes after birth — God sometimes gives parents such children as a test and exercise of trust; abortion is flunking the test at the beginning.

When it is not possible for both mother and child to survive a pregnancy, then and only then is abortion justified. But if even a tenth of the money spent on abortions and making propaganda for the abortion industry would be devoted to medical research into the treatment of these rare and tragic cases, abortion might be eliminated altogether. Take for instance ectopic pregnancies. Some years ago, a mother in the UK and her physicians successfully nursed along an ectopic pregnancy well into the third trimester, when her healthy boy was surgically delivered. In 1913, a surgeon reported transplanting an ectopic fetus into his mother’s uterus; he was born full-term and lived to the age of 63. What if we could address some of the dangerous cases with extra-corporeal pregnancy using an artificial uterus? This is now considered science fiction, but much of the knowledge and ability to construct the technology exists already. This could be a great method of treating prematurely born infants as well. We ought to be studying ways of preserving life, not dealing out death for convenience.