Friday, August 21, 2009

Mainstream Media Spreads Untruths on Behalf of Obama: Newsday Claims Bishop Murphy Supports ObamaCare; Lies About Plan's Coverage of Abortion

Matthew Archbold of Creative Minority Report has the details:
Newsday is claiming that Bishop William Murphy supports ObamaCare based a letter he penned for the USCCB. Oddly, when Inside Catholic covered Murphy's letter they entitled it: Bishops Blast Obama Health Care Plan.

Newsday wrote:
A variety of Long Island religious leaders expressed support for President Barack Obama's national health care reform efforts Wednesday...

Bishop William Murphy, the head of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, could not be reached for comment. But in a letter he sent to all of Congress last month on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Murphy said the bishops support "comprehensive health care reform that leads to health care for all, including the weakest and most vulnerable."

Murphy's letter also opposed not treating immigrants or using public funds for abortions. Murphy says abortion goes against church teachings.

Obama's preferences for a health care bill don't include public funding for abortions or health care for illegal immigrants.
This claim by Newsday of Bishop Murphy's support is nothing short of a lie.

[Read the whole thing]

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Bishops Speak Out on ObamaCare

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