Emphasis on some :

This spring in Massachusetts, a Catholic hospital system announced a joint venture with a secular company to provide insurance to the poor under the state’s universal health-care program.

The venture fulfilled one pillar of Catholic social teaching—caring for the needy.

But it violated another principle, because the state-run health plan for low- and moderate-income adults subsidizes abortion. The Catholic hospital didn’t perform abortions but was required to refer patients to clinics that would, an act the church considers immoral.

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