A new lawsuit claims Catholic-owned hospitals are negligent in treating pregnant people, while the Roberts Court takes up two challenges to the contraception mandate in the health-care reform law.
The bishops are engaging in a public relations campaign that is more myth than fact. Here are several claims you can expect to hear from the bishops—followed by the truth about what health care under the “Ethical and Religious Directives” means for people who need care at a Catholic hospital.
Tamesha Means is suing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, claiming the bishops’ anti-choice directives are negligently affecting the medical care delivered at Catholic-owned and -sponsored hospitals.
In the end, House Republicans got virtually nothing of what they said they wanted: no defunding of Obamacare, no curtailment of the birth control benefit in Obamacare the law of the land. But they’ll be back.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan dances to the bishops’ tune in shutdown and debt limit fights, refusing to compromise because he wants “leverage” to curtail Obamacare contraceptive benefit.
The U.S. Catholic bishops want to be known as the champions of the poor and struggling. But they’re happy to block services to the needy to further their anti-contraception agenda.
The abortion debate is, at heart, a debate over church-state separation.
How does paying for a health-saving service like birth control for women become such a threat to Church fathers that they’ve made a major campaign out of it?
The church fathers’ refusal to ordain women priests or to sanction the use of contraception suggests that contempt for women drives the draconian abortion doctrine they’d like to put into law across the globe.
Attorney arguments for major Catholic health provider may set precedent bolstering arguments against fetal personhood.