(NCRegister) Faith based agencies that receive federal funds to assist unaccompanied immigrant children in the United States may soon be required to provide access to abortion inducing ‘morning after pills’ and abortion services for minors that may be pregnant.
Joined by the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) a coalition of faith based agencies have warned that an Interim Final Rule published by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refuge Resettlement ‘falls short’ of having adequate protections with organizations having a moral, religious and ethical objections to provide, “all lawful pregnancy related medical services” which would include emergency contraception and abortion services.
“Faith based organizations excel in caring for all people and the right of those organizations to do so is consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions must be respected,” the USCCB said in join comments on the 20 February, together with Catholic Relief Services, World Relief, World Vision and the Natl Association of Evangelicals.
The new HHS rule takes effect on the 24 June and will apply to contractors and grantees that receive federal funds to assist unaccompanied minors.
“Religious liberty is really important for us to do the work we do,” said Brian Corbin, the Vice President of Social Policy for Catholic Charities USA.
Corbin told the Natl Catholic Register that “religious freedom is at stake” and said he agrees with the USCCB that the interim final rule is inadequate. Like the Bishops Conference, Corbibn hopes the federal government will accommodate Catholic Charities’ religious and moral beliefs.
The HHS interim rule quietly published on Christmas Eve in the Federal Register, marks the second occasion in 4 yrs that the Obama Administration has tied federal funds for humanitarian relief services to a mandate that they provide contraception and abortion services.
In September, 2011 the Obama Administration cutfunds to the USCCBs campaign against human trafficking because of HHS policy that gave ‘strong preference’ to agencies that offered referrals for the ‘full range of legally permissible gynecological care’ and abortion services. Up until then, the Bishops had been lauded for their efforts to provide food, clothing and medical care to human trafficking victims.
This latest interim rule is yet another example of ‘stealth legislation through regulation–It’s a terrible trend,’ said Susan Yoshihara, Sr. Vice President for Research and Director of the Intl Organizations Research Group at the Center for Family & Human Rights.
Presently, 6 of the 9 national refugee-resettlement agencies in the United States are faith based organizations. The USCCB is the largest in terms of persons served, while ‘World Relief’ mobilizes the resources of the evangelical community. Together faith-based organizations resettle the majority of refugees entering the United States.
The USCCB said, “Faith based organizations excel in caring for all people and the right of those organizations to do so consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions must be respected.”
(KQED) Unlike George Washington that ‘could never tell a lie’ can Obama actually ever tell the truth?
On Thursday night, President Obama said “If you’ve been in America for more than five years…if you register, pass a criminal background check and are willing to pay your fair share of taxes, you’ll be able to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation–This deal does not apply to anyone that has come to this country recently…It does not grant citizenship or the the right to stay here permanently or offer the same benefits that citizens receive only Congress can do that.”
Its another big, huge Obama lie–California’s undocumented/illegal aliens who are eligible for Obama’s
deferred deportation executive amnesty are expected to be eligible for Medi-Cal (the federal/state health insurance program for the poor) as long as they meet income guidelines says Gabrielle Lessard, a health policy attorney with the Los Angeles office of the Natl Immigration Law Center.
“They’ll be in the same situation as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”(DACA) Obama’s 2012 policy for undocumented immigrants who had come to the United States as children.
While most states do not extend Medicaid (Medi-Cal) benefits to DACA immigrants, California does.
What pay tell is Obama’s Executive Amnesty going to cost the taxpayers?
H/T: Breitbart News
Wannabe Emperor B. Hussein Obama Rewriting the Constitution
Cartoon: Daniel Snyder@Twitter
Obama’s Amnesty Order –Image: Reforma Migratoria@Twitter
(IBD) Last night President Obama announced that undocumented aliens will have to pay their back taxes as one of the preconditions of his amnesty order–unlike some 40 members of his own staff that as of last year were delinquent in paying $333,485 in back taxes.
H/T: Soquel by the Creek
Gal Mekel at the Dallas Mavericks
(Israelolizer) Even as Obama says that he will go it alone–by-passing Congress and grant executive amnesty to thousands of undocumented aliens, the antisemitic Obama Administration is refusing to extend a valid P-1 Visa to NBA player Gal Mekel, preventing the Indiana Pacers from signing him in a trade from the Dallas Mavericks.
Suspect in the Murders Two California Sheriff’s Deputies Was Twice
Deported –Image Courtesy: Fire Andrea Mitchell
(LA Times) U.S. Immigration officials said today, that Luis Enrique Monroy, accused of murdering Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael David Davis, Jr on Friday, is a convicted drug dealer who was twice deported from the United States in 1997 and 2001
Monroy’s wife Janelle Marquez Monroy, allegedly accompanied her spouse for much of Friday’s 6 hour rampage through Sacramento and Placer Counties, has also been arrested and charged with attempted murder and carjacking.
Flashback: In July, Obama had No Time to Visit the Southern Border Because He’s Not Interested in Photo-Ops Meanwhile Today…
Image Courtesy: Soquel by the Creek
“Crazy Nancy” Pelosi (D-CA) Chases House Republican Across
House Floor –Image: Chuck Nellis@Twitter