Bishop Vasa: The “Positively Evil” Health Care Bill

In an address to his Baker Diocesan Newspaper, Bishop Robert Vasa explains why one cannot support the Health Care Bill, which funds abortion, even if one believes enormous good benefits would result. It appears the Bishop is indirectly answering the position of Sr. Carol Keehan, President of the Catholic Health Association, that even with the abortion issue the good outweighs the bad. The Bishop writes that not only is such a position “a serious understatement,” but also a “serious error.” “If they were further to claim that the plan has so many other good features that an insistence on the elimination of abortion provisions is really a demand for an unrealistic “perfection” then they are in serious error.” To clarify his point he uses the example of the importance of fidelity in marriage.