12 Feb

Love – Life – Liberty: Part 2

Conscience and Religious Freedom Protections Restored at HHS:
The Dept. of Health and Human Services announced on Jan.18 that it has formed a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division that would “restore federal enforcement of our nation’s laws that protect the fundamental and unalienable rights of conscience and religious freedom.”  Its purpose is to protect the conscience rights of healthcare workers and hospitals that decline to perform certain procedures such as abortions, euthanasia, or sex-change surgery.
“The conscience of Catholic health care does not allow us to participate in certain procedures we feel are an assault on the dignity of human life,” said the Catholic Health Association.
“The Founding Fathers knew that a nation that respects conscience rights is more diverse and more free,” said acting HHS Secretary, Eric Hargan.
 
Social Media Blocks Roe vs Wade Movie Funding:
Facebook blocked the crowdfunding site of a pro-life movie about the Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the U.S.
“Facebook has pulled down our ads, the paid ads and any mention of the unpaid ads,” said Dr. Alveda King, executive producer and niece of Martin Luther King Jr.  “They have even blocked people sharing the ads I paid for,” said Nick Loeb, actor/producer.  “Many documentaries have been made, but no one has had the courage to make an actual feature film, a theatrical movie about the true story.”
Facebook later said they would restore the ads for  Roe v Wade, the movie.
 
(christiantimes.com,1/15/18; washingtontimes.com, 1/13/18; wildhunt.org, 1/24/18; NationalCatholicReporter, 1/19/18)
 
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Action Steps:
*  Pray that Americans are receptive to different points of view on important matters.
*  Look for information on Roe vs Wade, the movie