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Obama guts conscience protections for health care workers February 21, 2011

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, Dallas Diocese, disaster, General Catholic, sickness, Society.
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When everyone works for the government, ‘rights’ can be removed at the stroke of a pen.  Now, if you’re a doctor or nurse, you can be forced under the new federal health insurance scheme to dispense abortifacients, conscience be damned:

The Obama administration has rolled back the “conscience clause” protections for health-care workers that were instituted during the Bush presidency.

The new federal regulations, released on February 18, still protect health-care workers who refuse to be involved in abortions. But the rules do not protect those who refuse to provide contraceptives.

The new regulations will create severe moral dilemmas for health-care workers who believe– as the Catholic Church teaches– that the use of contraceptives is gravely wrong. The conflict could be acute in some cases, since the regulations would force health-care workers to dispense contraceptives that function as abortifacients.

Rather than condemning the new rules, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a measured response. Speaking for the bishops’ conference, Deirdre McQuade said that the administration’s move was “a cause for disappointment, but also offers reasons for hope regarding an emerging consensus in Washington on the need for clear conscience protections for health-care providers.” She said that the USCCB would work to expand the “conscience clause” protections.

Ahhh, the USCCB. Is there anything it can’t do?

But at least Obama created the rainbow!  And unicorns!

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1. Mary - February 21, 2011

The USCCB either continues to bury it’s head in the sand, or is trying to mislead us laypeople into thinking there is hope in the Obama administration and all the garbage they are putting out.

I’m not sure which. Many of these bishops are of the ‘happy clappy’, ‘just love one another’ generation. And, they certainly want Obama to succeed, they seem so wed to his policies.

The direction of the USCCB certainly does allow people like Sister Keehan to do as she pleases, though counter to the teachings of the Church.
This is a great way to allow greater confusion into the Church.

What good is the USCCB? Why do we need it?


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