COMMENTARY: Our first freedoms are under attack. But instead of pursuing a ‘new order’ or promoting regime change, we need to double down and demand a return to the founding principles of the republic.
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Responding to a query about his Dec. 23 ruling mandating vaccination for all Vatican employees and visitors who haven’t recently recovered from COVID-19, the Vatican secretary of state indicated religious exemptions are not ‘justified’ with respect to mRNA vaccines.
The European Parliament, the European Union’s law-making body, voted in June in favor of a report describing abortion as “essential healthcare” and seeking to redefine conscientious objection as a “denial of medical care.”
DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS
COMMENTARY: The pandemic has shed a light on over-use of medical technology, resource scarcity and limited access, an epidemic of loneliness, the use of euphemisms like “medical aid in dying,” and a growing inability within our culture to deal with suffering.
Healthcare affects every American - whether we are ill or healthy, parents or caretakers for aging relatives, or those who work as medical professionals. Many current issues related to healthcare services and medical procedures implicate religious freedom and conscience rights. Roger Severino is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and director of the Center’s new HHS Accountability Project. He joins Andrea Picciotti-Bayer of the Conscience Project and Matthew Bunson, EWTN News’ executive editor, to discuss the threats to this important civil right and the protections under the law for conscience in healthcare
Amid a wave of new COVID-19 vaccine mandates being rolled out by businesses and institutions, Catholics who morally object to the vaccines are finding themselves at odds with those who think the ethical obligation to protect public health should trump conscience rights. On Register Radio, Joseph Meaney of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, offers guidance for Catholics to wade through the issues in play and make properly informed decisions for their own health and the good of society.
‘Dereliction of Its Duty’: US Bishops Rebuke Biden Administration for Dropping Conscience-Rights Lawsuit
On July 30, the Justice Department quietly moved to dismiss its lawsuit against a Vermont hospital, which had allegedly coerced a nurse into helping with an abortion in 2017.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to answer a question regarding conscience protections regarding health care but added, “You’ll have to talk to a future secretary Becerra once he is confirmed."
Trump’s Former Chief of HHS’ Office of Civil Rights Explains His Lawsuit Against the Biden Administration
INTERVIEW: Roger Severino was asked to step down before his term on the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States ended. Now, he has filed a suit against the Biden White House for firing him after he refused to resign.