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  
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

Organ Procurement Policy Rewrite   Marie Hilliard 10/21/2013 5:01:04 PM    
NCBC Seeks Amendments to Policies that Could Violate True Informed Consent & Dead Donor Rule. See September 2013 Statement to OPTN

HHS "Preventive Services" [Contraceptive Mandate]   Marie Hilliard 4/8/2013 12:18:28 PM    
NCBC Submits Public Comment on Proposed Rule: April 2013

February 2013 Autocam v. Sebelius   Marie Hilliard 2/19/2013 7:26:11 PM    
NCBC Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Conscience Rights of Private Employer

February 2013 Hobby Lobby v. Sebilius   Marie Hilliard 2/19/2013 7:24:10 PM    
NCBC Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Conscience Rights of Private Employer

February 2013 Korte v. HHS   Marie Hilliard 2/19/2013 7:21:58 PM    
NCBC Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Conscience Rights of Private Employer

Oct 2012 Wheaton College, Belmont Abby v. HHS   Marie Hilliard 11/30/2012 9:04:20 PM    
NCBC Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Faith-Based Colleges
 
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