Bogus Agit-Prop Groups of “Catholic” Left Covers for Obama Health Care Like It Did for Pro-Abortion Obama

Last Monday, Frances Kissling, the former president of Catholics of Free Choice, had an article in Salon.com where she criticized elements of the religious left for raising concerns about the coverage of abortion in health-care reform. Specifically, Kissling singled out Jim Wallis of Sojourners and Catholics United, arguing that their efforts were jeopardizing the enactment of health-reform legislation. Kissling’s concerns are bit puzzling. Catholic Left groups have actually been very active supporters of President Obama’s health-care-reform proposals. Both Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United are members of 40 Days for Health Reform, an attempt to generate more political support for health-care-reform among various religious communities.