Med Schools screening out Pro-Life candidates?

Dr. Dan Kuebler helps a student with a lab project. Photo: Franciscan University of Steubenville Medical schools use open-ended questions to weed out pro-life candidates, writes Dr. Daniel Kuebler, professor of biology here at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Dr. Kuebler is a key professor in our pre-med program which, over the past ten years, has had an average of three graduates accepted i... More

Criticism of Catholic Care Continues in Kentucky

Pro-abortion and anti-fertility advocates in Kentucky continue to wage battle against a merger in which Catholic hospitals are graciously bailing out the failing University Hospital in Louisville.  The anti-life advocates want to force the Catholic owned entity to facilitate abortions, sterilizations and the like.  The merger would combine Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s and St. Joseph̵... More
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The lie of “personally opposed, but…” laid bare. [With update]

Partitioned Catholyc Conscience Caucus member Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services. She who is telling Catholic healthcare providers that they also must be "personally opposed, but..." I mused on Twitter the other day when the new rules came out from the unelected bureaucrats that will require all health plans to cover contraception, sterilization, and even abortofac... More

You’ve come a long way, baby. Full circle.

The Institute of Medicine and the Department of Health and Human Services are proposing mandating coverage of FDA approved contraception and sterilization by private insurance companies nationwide. But what does this say about individual responsibility and individual freedom, especially for women? Read more here. ...READ MORE... More

CatholicVote supports plan to remove abortion incentives from the tax code

Here is the letter that CatholicVote President Brian Burch sent to House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp in favor of H.R. 1232, which would eliminate tax incentives for abortion from the tax code and the healthcare law. The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to consider this proposal today at 3:00 p.m. Honorable David L. Camp Chairman Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representat... More
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Must Catholic Hospitals Do Abortions?

In characteristic style, the ACLU is running around like a chicken with its head cut off declaring that federal law forces Catholic hospitals to do abortions, in so-called “emergencies.”  These outbursts by the ACLU have been prompted most recently by several bills in the U.S. House which would protect the conscience rights of hospitals that wish not to do abortions, such as Rep. Chr... More
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Abortion Diva Kissling Calls for Faux Moderation

The abortion movement is in such an uproar that even its extremist leaders are talking about things that sound like compromise.  Frances Kissling, former head of “Catholics for a Free Choice,” opined in the Washington Post that if the abortion movement does not moderate, it will lose altogether.    Pro-abortion panic has been caused not only by pro-life political gains, but by the u... More
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Committee sends Protect Life Act to the House floor

On Friday, the House Subcommittee on Health passed the Protect Life Act, which would remove all abortion funding from President Obama’s health care law. Now the full House Energy and Commerce approved the Protect Life Act today, sending the bill to the full House. Steven Ertelt of LifeNews.com reports: The Protect Life Act now needs approval by the full House, which is currently spending th... More
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Pro-Life House Takes on Abortion and Conscience Rights

The new pro-life House of Representatives has scheduled two hearings next week on bills that will make sure the federal government stays out of the abortion business and protects the conscience of pro-life health care providers.  On Tuesday February 8 at 4 pm, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution will have a hearing on H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Ac... More
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Is Sister Keehan/CHA coming around?

CNS has a headline story today, “CHA president affirms bishop’s role in interpreting health directives“: Sr. Keehan with Cardinal DiNardo at Pro-Life Leaders Mass in Washington, DC (01.23.11) In an exchange of letters with the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the head of the Catholic Health Association has affirmed that the local bishop is the “author... More

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