Joanne Conroy and Joseph Pepe

Joanne Conroy, CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, speaks with Joseph Pepe, CEO and president of Catholic Medical Center, at the groundbreaking for Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s clinic expansion in Manchester in May. The parent organizations of the two healthcare providers plan to combine.

MANCHESTER — The pro-life group New Hampshire Right to Life opposes combining the parent organizations of Catholic Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock because the latter performs abortions and trains doctors on how to perform them.

“They may not be doing abortions at CMC, but the funds, the revenue, generated by CMC can go to funds that Catholics disagree with (including abortion),” the group’s president, Jason Hennessey, said in an interview Tuesday.