Posts tagged "conscience"

The Conscience Clause:
It’s Not Just About 750,000 Hospital Employees

There's much more at stake in the discussion about conscience clauses than who gets the bill for the pill. By Ann Neumann On January 20th Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that contraception would be covered free-of-charge in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Obama administration's stifled, delayed-release attempt at reforming health...

My Catholic Conscience

We've been here before. And no, it didn't work then either. by Jon O'Brien Like others, I am deeply concerned about recent moves in Congress that would restrict access to reproductive healthcare services, especially for poor women. The situation reminds me of other experiments where a few people with extreme views sought to pass policy that...

As Goes Iowa:
The Family Leader, Religious Politics and 2012

by Andy Kopsa America’s culture wars are at full throttle: defunding Planned Parenthood, chipping away at a woman’s right to an abortion – and if possible taking away that right altogether, preventing or ending gay marriage (because it could lead to Sharia law), enacting Religious Freedom Restoration Acts to “restore religious liberty” that was never...

A Threat to Catholic Unity

In the June 18th issue of the Catholic publication Commonweal, the magazine's editors address a recent "remarkably defensive" letter from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), "Setting the Record Straight," in which the directors of three of the conference's initiatives, Pro-Life Activities, Immigration, and Justice, Peace and Human Development, chastise those...