• Groups urge passage of law protecting conscientious objection to abortion

    Groups urge passage of law protecting conscientious objection to abortion

    • Nov 9, 2017

    The Conscience Protection Act is aimed at protecting individual physicians, nurses or other health care professionals who refuse to assist in abortions when asked to do so by their employers. According to the wording of the bill, it protects various entities, including applicants to or participants in training programs for the health professions who refuse to participate in an abortion.

  • This baker’s Supreme Court case could set tone of religious liberty in U.S.

    This baker’s Supreme Court case could set tone of religious liberty in U.S.

    • Sep 12, 2017

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with the Colorado Catholic Conference, the Catholic Medical Association, and other Catholic non-profits have weighed in on the case of a Colorado baker who does not wish to bake wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies. In a statement to the court, they said the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause “guarantees every individual the right to seek the truth in religious matters and then adhere to that truth through private and public action.”

  • U.S. bishops, other Catholic groups back conscience protection bill

    U.S. bishops, other Catholic groups back conscience protection bill

    • Sep 7, 2017

    The U.S. Bishops and other organizations are backing a conscience rights bill making its way through Congress that “would be an enormous step forward in assuring Americans who serve the sick and needy that they can do so without being forced by the government to violate their most deeply held convictions on respect for innocent human life.”