ACLU sues HHS over exemption granted to USCCB
June 27, 2016
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the US Department of Health and Human Services for exempting the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and its subgrantees from offering abortion and contraception to unaccompanied immigrant minors in their care.
The USCCB “explicitly prohibits [subgrantees] from providing, referring, encouraging, or in any way facilitating access to contraceptives and abortion services,” the ACLU stated in its complaint.
The administration’s “decision to authorize this religiously motivated denial of services has extraordinary consequences for the vulnerable unaccompanied immigrant minor population,” the ACLU alleged.
- Suit Challenges U.S. Over Abortions and Birth Control for Immigrant Minors (New York Times)
- HHS Sued Over Allowing Catholic Agencies To Limit Health Services To Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors (Religion Clause)
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