Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Georgetown Law Class Required to Work for Pro-Abortion Lobby
Posted on 10/27/2013 10:40:31 AM PDT by markomalley
A class at Georgetown Universitys law school scheduled for next semester will have students working with a pro-abortion rights advocacy organization, taught by that organizations senior counsel, Kelli Garcia. Garcia, a radical pro-abortion rights lawyer, wrote the poem titled, Planned Parenthood, Why Do I Love Thee? in 2011. The poem was part of a larger effort by Garcia and her group to halt the potential defunding of Planned Parenthood, which is the nations largest abortion provider.
The Georgetown law class, titled Regulatory Advocacy: Women and the Affordable Care Act, will have students working with the National Women's Law Center (NWLC), to develop projects that will assist in the organization's regulatory advocacy efforts. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in strategy meetings and conference calls between NWLC and partnering organizations.
Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society, views this latest scandal as the unfortunate culmination of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Reilly stated, We have long warned about Georgetown scandals that undermine the Church's strong defense of innocent life. But here students are being required to work for a pro-abortion lobby, making America's oldest Catholic university an active agent of the culture of death. If allowed to continue, this puts Georgetown in direct opposition to the Church.
NWLCs advocacy efforts focus on working to ensure that women have access to abortion care by protecting and advancing this fundamental right. And according to NWLCs website, Garcia specifically, oversees the Center's efforts to address religious restrictions on women's access to reproductive health services, including its work on hospital mergers and crisis pregnancy centers.
These facts make the origin of the courses topic matterthe Affordable Care Act and its impact on womenclear, but its apparent agenda questionable at a Catholic college. One of the most controversial aspects of Obamacare is the HHS mandate, which requires Catholic organizations to provide insurance coverage for contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization procedures. NWLCs position on religious exemptions is clearly stated on their website: The coverage of contraception is a neutral regulation that applies to all employers; it does not single out any religious entity or practice. Accordingly, guaranteeing contraception coverage does not violate the First Amendment.
Garcia has boldly stated her personal views on the legal battle over the HHS mandate, writing about one judges decision in favor of the mandate, Score one for sanity. She even wrote that institutions that are refusing to provide contraceptive coverage are simply using their religion to discriminate against women.
NWLCs support for the HHS mandate is also a matter of public record and echoes Garcias public sentiments closely. The First Amendments religious freedom principles do not include the right to impose ones religious views on others, states their website. Hospitals and pharmacies that refuse women needed reproductive care because of their religious beliefs are using their religion to discriminate against and harm others.
Garcias publicly reacted to the passage of a Texas law that banned abortion after 20 weeks by calling it, a sad day for womens health.
And despite espousing the need to defend fundamental rights, the NWLC earlier this year publicly supported a U.S. House of Representatives bill that would have severely limited the free speech rights of crisis pregnancy centers.
How do they logically support women and then kill so many?
And my catholic friends wonder why I left the catholic church.
Whose the goldern president of that place, still Jack DeGioia? He’s a layman: wonder what kind of control the Jesuits would have over him? Perfect set-up for plausible deniability, Think our Jesuit Pope will do something? We shall see...