How accepting, tolerant, inclusive, and accommodating are the pro-abortion forces of others not sharing in the enthusiasm to provide abortions for everybody? One is about to find out at Santa Clara University where the Catholic college’s president opted to drop the health insurance coverage which would force the religious institution to provide abortion and reproductive care that conflicted with Catholic doctrines.
Many faith based organizations have bolted against the mandated abortion and reproductive care being forced upon religious organizations as being an affront to the values and standards of the religion. Catholic organizations and leaders have filed over 30 lawsuits against the government for overstepping provisions of the First Amendment which protects the expression of religion.
Santa Clara University President Michael Engin, who is also a Jesuit priest, sent a letter to 1600 employees articulating that “our core commitments as a Catholic university are incompatible with the inclusion of elective abortion coverage in the university’s health plans”.
The focus on standard media abortion stories is to focus on the rights of the potential mother, however there are multiple issues ignored that rarely get addressed in the abortion stories that the media typically focuses.
The separation of church and state concept is never applied in abortion stories pushing the pro-abortion aspects. The rights of the unborn and the rights of the fathers are rarely presented. Most importantly, the morality of whether abortion should be done where the mother’s health is not at risk is usually ignored.
Rarely is the government intrusion into the religious organization presented. It is peculiar how the effort to separate religion from government is aggressively sought when there is just a possibility of religion influencing the government, however the government intrusion into religious practices have repeatedly happened without the separation of church and state card being played.
The story released by the San Jose Mercury on Thursday, October 10th is the typical news story that addresses the abortion issue which this time involves Santa Clara University. The focus is on how upset faculty may be that they were not consulted in the decision, comments about how disappointed pro-abortion individuals are, and a small blurb from a pro-life director regarding being against the promoting of abortion and doctors that are honest enough to read the Hippocratic oath.
Governor Jerry Brown, an ex-Jesuit priest, signed AB 154 which would allow California to authorize nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and physician assistants with special training to perform the most common abortion. While the rest of the nation are passing laws to place more restrictions on abortion, California is doing more to promote and expand the abortion industry.
The expectation of advancing abortion availability to where religious organizations have to obey is leaving a bad taste in the mouth of many religious affiliates that have specific values that find abortion abhorrent and in direct conflict with tenants of standards that forbid the shedding of innocent blood, a non-negotiable issue that God specifically hates. Providing “reproductive care” where a religious organization would provide services condoning sexual immorality and validate fornication is another issue that confronts religious standards.
California requires employers to cover “therapeutic abortions” where the actual health of the mother is at risk, however that encompasses less than 5% of the necessary abortions being performed. The great majority of abortions are done more as a morbid form of birth control, another issue usually avoided in the pro-abortion media.
Compromise is a foreign concept to pro-abortion forces because an exemption for religious organizations was purposely left out of legislation to guarantee confrontation with those with religious objections.
Capitulation to all pro-abortion demands means steamrolling over all other pro-life ideals and the civil rights of everyone else.
The only thing the pro-choice liberals are interested in doing is to liberalize their liberalization on the abortion issue.