Action Alert on Healthcare Reform

Bishops across the United States have been voicing their opposition to healthcare reform that funds abortion and that doesn’t protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers–such as the bills before Congress right now. The USCCB wants to get that message into every parish in America. American Papist alerts us to an urgent message from the […]

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Last Chance–Conscience Protection

Today is the last day to offer commentary on the proposed rescission of conscience-protection regulations. Emails can be sent to proposedrescission@hhs.gov. More details are available here. And here is a sample letter: To whom it may concern: I strongly oppose plans to rescind conscience-protection regulations. The proposed rescission of conscience-protection regulations is inconsistent with the […]

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Just a Reminder…

We have until April 9 to offer comments on President Obama’s proposal to rescind a Heath and Human Services (HHS) regulation that protects the conscience rights of health care providers. You can find more details–including where and how to submit comments–in this earlier post. If you haven’t already done so, please provide your comments in […]

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More on Conscience Protection

The USCCB has added video clips and other information to their web pages on conscience protection. As we noted previously, the current intensity of activity centers on a Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation that President Barack Obama would like to rescind. The regulation, one of former President George W. Bush’s last actions in office, […]

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Protect Conscience Rights for Health Care Providers

In the November/December ’08 issue of Lay Witness, we noted that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed regulation that “would increase awareness of, and compliance with, three separate laws protecting federally funded health care providers’ right of conscience.” That regulation was later enacted. President Obama would like to rescind […]

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Taking Our Medicine

All of us have had the experience of realizing that we have sinned. We understand that what we did was wrong, and we can readily discern the negative effects of our actions. We then sincerely ask the Lord for His mercy and we try to make things right with anyone we may have hurt. As […]

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