The ACLU has asked Barack Hussein Obama’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to force all Catholic hospitals in the United States to perform abortions, despite official Catholic teaching that life begins at the moment of conception, and that abortion is tantamount to the premeditated murder of an innocent human being.
Citing Phoenix’s Bishop Thomas Olmsted’s decision to revoke the Catholic status of a local (formerly) Catholic hospital in which an abortion took place, the ACLU’s letter of request stated “This confrontation never should have happened in the first place, because no hospital– religious or otherwise– should be prohibited from saving women’s lives and from following federal law.”
The ACLU went on to state, “The Bishop’s drastic and heavy-handed actions send a chilling message to Catholic hospitals throughout the country, as well as their employees: If hospitals comply with federal law and provide emergency abortion care there will be consequences. The dioceses cannot be permitted to dictate who lives and who dies in Catholic-owned hospitals.”
From The Catholic Perspective –
Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel for the Thomas More Society, said that making Catholic hospitals do abortions against their will would violate conscience rights.
“Catholics should view the ACLU’s letter as heralding nothing less than a new onslaught of attacks against the Church’s core teachings that human life is sacred from conception to natural death, that procured or directly intended destruction of a viable fetus by abortion is never morally permissible, and that those who participate or materially aid in such acts per se put themselves out of communion with the Church.”
Brejcha went on to say, “ACLU’s advocacy that abortions are sometimes necessary to ‘save a life’ and its contention that reproductive health care may require the killing of unborn human beings should provoke an enlightened, invigorated and sustained response from Catholics and others who believe that every human life is endowed with an inviolable right to life.”
Source – LifeNews.com
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