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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

UPDATE -- Dr. Haas speaks on Role of Health Care Navigators

When asked for a personal opinion to accompany the NCBC's official statement on Healthcare Navigators, The President of The National Catholic Bioethics Center, Dr. John Haas, had this to say:

"The National Catholic Bioethics Center has taken considerable time to review the status and the roles of these so-called Navigators and we are urging Catholic agencies not to participate in these enrollment programs lest they cooperate with evil in the role of a Navigator. While acting as a Navigator might not be unethical in and of itself, it could easily place a Catholic in a compromised situation if a person the Catholic is helping specifies the desire to sign up for plan or program with abortion coverage. 

Also, in light of the continuing contentious relationship between the Catholic Bishops and the Obama administration over the Health and Human Services Mandate for contraception and abortafacienct coverage and the risk of scandal, the NCBC cautions Catholic agencies that are considering participating in these enrollment programs."

Please read the NCBC's FULL Health Care Navigator Analysis HERE.

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