Advocacy

Public Comment

The National Catholic Bioethics Center monitors developments in public policy that affect human dignity, and respond with written comment and/or testimony as advocates for the protection of human dignity. These comments are shared broadly with other agencies, and with NCBC constituents in order to keep all interested individuals informed so that they are better prepared to provide their own response.

NCBC Public Comment on Public Policy Matters
Name Owner Date  
January 2015:NCBC Files Amicus Brief before SCOTUS   Marie Hilliard 1/28/2015 3:23:35 PM    
The Michigan Catholic Conference, et al, successfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which allows HHS to enforce the contraceptive mandate against the constitutionally protected freedoms of these petitioners. The NCBC is a signatory on an amicus brief in support of Michigan Catholic Conference, et al.

December 2014   Marie Hilliard 12/5/2014 2:15:26 PM    
Amicus Brief in Support of Archdiocese of St. Louis' Religious Freedom

December 2014   Marie Hilliard 12/5/2014 2:12:43 PM    
Amicus Brief in Support of Dordt College and Cornerstone University's Religious Freedom

December 2014   Marie Hilliard 12/3/2014 4:03:23 PM    
The NCBC provides public comment on the Proposed Policy to Implement the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network's Oversight of Vascularized Composite Allografts (VCAs)

October 2014   Marie Hilliard 10/29/2014 7:33:01 PM    
The NCBC provides public comment on the Interim Final Rules concerning the "Contraceptive Mandate" as it applies to faith-based organizations.

October 2014   Marie Hilliard 10/29/2014 7:31:34 PM    
The NCBC provides public comment on the Proposed Rules concerning the "Contraceptive Mandate" as it applies to closely-held for-profit companies.

February 2014   Marie Hilliard 2/11/2014 1:38:53 PM    
Dr. Marie T. Hilliard Thanks the Little Sisters of the Poor for their Courageous Stand for Religious Liberty:"Birth Control is Not Health Care." http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/birth-control-is-not-healthcare.

February 2014   Marie Hilliard 2/7/2014 7:58:16 PM    
The National Catholic Bioethics Center and the National Association of Catholic Nurses-U.S.A. have partnered with five other organizations (Amici) committed to religious liberty. They have filed a friend of the court brief (Amicus) brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of Hobby Lobby, and Conestoga Wood Specialties. The religious liberties of these two companies are being violated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which under the Affordable Care Act is requiring employers to provide contraception and abortifacient coverage as part of their employees' health insurance plans (HHS Mandate).

Final Language Secured for Organ Donation Policy   Marie Hilliard 12/19/2013 3:40:32 PM    
Final Organ Donation Policy Language Secured by NCBC after Two Year Dialogue with OPTN

Advocating Organ Donation Policy Integrity   Marie Hilliard 10/22/2013 10:10:15 AM    
NCBC Continues to Seek Amendments to Policies that Could Violate True Informed Consent & Dead Donor Rule. See October 2013 Statement to OPTN
 
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