Bishop J. Terry Steib of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis just released this statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling on ‘Obamacare.’
“The Catholic Bishops of the United States have consistently advocated for comprehensive health care reform which provides access to life-affirming health care for all, especially the poorest and the most vulnerable. We have taken no partisan position in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and our concerns about the viability and application of the Act are public record, especially in the areas of federal funding for abortion, protection of conscience rights, and humane treatment for immigrant workers and their families.
“The bishops once again renew their plea to Congress to ensure that healthcare services provided by federal funding are constitutionally sound and free of the defects which threaten human life and religious liberty.
“We urge Congress and the Administration to work together toward humane and accessible healthcare for all people.”