(CNSNews.com) – Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto called the state budget plan signed Friday by California Gov. Jerry Brown “insanely distorted health care” because it continues a 10 percent cut in Medi-Cal funds to hospitals and other health care providers for low- income families, but increases state funding to abortion providers by 40 percent.
Bishop Soto, who is president of the California Catholic Conference, which “is the official voice of the Catholic community in California’s public policy arena,” condemned the budget in a statement last week and urged Gov. Brown to “undo this wrong.”
“At a time when the state claims it is too poor to fully fund health care for nearly 10 million people, and women are struggling to find providers to give them basic medical care, the state returns a political favor by giving extra money to abortion providers,” Bishop Soto said.