Trinity Health Corporation owns eighty-six hospitals and abides by the Catholic bishops’ Ethical Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. As such, they are prohibited from terminating pregnancies.
They are being sued by the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union, who claims the practice violated the 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act on at least five occasions. The attorneys argue that Catholic bishops are not medical professionals and have no place dictating how doctors practice medicine.
Christian values and views are once again overridden in California.
A new law, the Reproductive FACT Act, requires all licensed pregnancy centers to inform everyone who visits their centers that they can get low-cost or free abortions!
We recently reported that California Governor Jerry Brown signed an assisted suicide law, making California the fifth American state to condone the practice.
In theory, the law provides safeguards for patients. It requires that two California doctors must certify that a person has no more than six months to live. Patients must choose the drugs and affirm their intention forty-eight hours in advance and take the drugs on their own without assistance.
The Free Speech provision of the First Amendment is one of the hallmarks of liberty in the United States. It is one of the freedoms that distinguishes this nation from most other countries on the face of this earth. And nowhere in America should free speech be more protected than on our public college campuses.