Bishops call health care law 'deeply flawed'

Joshua Roberts/Catholic News Service

Washington D.C. -- Moments after President Obama signed the Senate version of the health care reform legislation into law, Cardinal Francis George spoke on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as he expressed their continued concern over the lack of conscience protections in the law and the limited ability of the president's executive order to prevent federal funding of abortion.

The statement was approved by the 32-member Administrative Committee of the USCCB, which was holding its March meeting.

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