Entries Tagged ‘United States Conference of Catholic bishops’

ACLU to religious groups: Pay for illegal immigrants’ abortions, contraceptives

aclu_religionandbeliefby Kelli

… [T]he ACLU wants to force religious organizations to pay for abortions for illegal immigrants who have been raped and become pregnant.

The civil rights group also wants religious groups which receive federal funding to give out free or subsidized contraception, suggesting that such assistance is necessary “to meet the basic needs” of underage teen illegal immigrants.

ACLU sues US bishops over anti-abortion policies at Catholic hospitals

2623686-thou-shalt-not-kill--part-of-the-decadent-decalogue-seriesThe other side is becoming increasingly hostile, attacking the religious freedoms of pro-life Christians with greater boldness. From The New York Times, December 2:

The American Civil Liberties Union announced on Monday that it had filed a lawsuit against the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops, arguing that their anti-abortion directives to Catholic hospitals hamper proper care of pregnant women in medical distress, leading to medical negligence.

Is it true the morning-after pill does NOT cause abortions?

Yesterday The New York Times posted the article, “Abortion qualms on the morning-after pill may be unfounded.”

Before quoting the NYT piece let me make clear it makes no such claim about hormonal birth control pills, only Plan B, advertised to be taken up to three days after unprotected sex, and Ella, advertised to be taken up to five days after unprotected sex.

In a nutshell:

43 Catholic institutions file lawsuits against HHS contraception mandate

From Modern Healthcare, today:

Catholic institutions across the country filed 12 federal lawsuits against HHS alleging the department’s mandate over contraception coverage for employer-provided health plans violated their religious freedoms.

The plaintiffs include 11-hospital Franciscan Alliance, Mishawaka, IN, and five-hospital Catholic Health Services of Long Island (NY).

The lawsuits were filed on behalf of 43 Catholic hospitals, schools and churches across the nation in U.S. District Court in eight states and in Washington, D.C.

Georgetown U invites Kathleen Sebelius to speak at commencement

In what can only be interpreted as a direct challenge to America’s Catholic bishops, Georgetown University has announced that “pro-choice” Catholic Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and lead architect of the Obama administration’s assault on religious freedom through the HHS contraception mandate, has been invited to speak at one of Georgetown’s several commencement ceremonies.

Dolan: Obama compromise on contraception mandate “a hill of beans”; opposition intensifies

Just as the mainstream media initially failed to report the erupting controversy over President Obama’s contraceptive mandate, they are again ignoring the sustained uproar against it. MSM thinks Obama’s faux concession on February 10 settled the matter. According to The Hill on February 13:

First fallout: Pro-life group strips Stupak of “Defender of Life” award

UPDATE, 11:50p: Stupak doesn’t need no stinkin’ award. From “baby killer” the next. So sad. Stupak blew such an amazing historical opportunity to be an abortion game changer….

Executive order to placate Democrat pro-lifers incoming?

UPDATE, 3/21, 8:15a: A Bart Stupak previously said he took advice on healthcare from these groups. We shall see….


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