Breaking News Archive 2011
Conscience Rights in the Crosshairs
As Planned Parenthood faces increasing scrutiny over
pilfering your tax-dollars—now there’s a Congressional
investigation—their allies in the Obama administration are
vengefully on a mission to extinguish the conscience rights of
pro-lifers; one individual and organization at a time.
Their latest target: The US Conference of Catholic Bishops
It’s now being reported that the US Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) refused to renew a $2.5 million grant
to the Conference that helps them minister to human
trafficking victims—an action the USCCB believes is being
taken in part because of their conscientious belief that
abortion is morally wrong. Click
here for more details.
According to Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, a spokesperson for the
bishops’ conference, HHS didn’t even explain why it turned
down the church’s grant application.
At the same time, the pro-abortion department of “health”
didn’t hesitate making one thing clear—their funding
announcement stated a preference for distributing money to
grantees that offer victims “the full-range of legally
permissible gynecological and obstetric care.” These are code
words for abortion-on-demand.
In other words, the Obama Health and Human Services
Department is admitting—in a not so hidden way—that their game
of playing favorites tilts to their loyal abortion industry
The department even went so far to require groups applying
for the special grant to provide an explanation of the limits
of services provided by such organizations, a further
indication of filtering out pro-lifers from helping
The Obama administration’s discrimination against those who
don’t conform to its pro-abortion agenda is appalling, but
it’s really not at all shocking.
Along with a recent federal mandate that all healthcare
plans must cover abortion-causing drugs, this latest move
shows that President Obama’s original claim to protect the
conscience rights of medical staff was only lip service from
the very beginning. Click
here for more details.
This administration is intent on continuing the assault on
the conscience rights of pro-lifers like you and me.
Recently, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (HR
1179/S.1467) was introduced in Congress. It seeks to protect
the rights of those of us with moral and religious convictions
from such intruding mandates. Please join me in contacting our
members of Congress in the House and the Senate to support
this very important bill by
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