June 29, 2012

Maine Catholic leader wants health law changes

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — Even though the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, Maine's

Roman Catholic leader says the church will continue to press for changes in the health care law.

Portland Diocese Bishop Richard Malone said Thursday that the Catholic Church has been a consistent advocate for comprehensive health care reform. But it opposed passage of the law because it allows use of federal funds to pay for elective abortions.

The church also objects to other abortion and contraception issues, and says the law doesn't allow immigrants access to the plan.

Malone says the church will continue to press its case in the courts and in Congress.

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