ACLU Sues Bush Admin For Letting Catholic Bishops Spare Women ...
The ACLU has filed a suit against the Bush administration for allowing taxpayer funding of a Catholic program that spares women abortions. The pro-abortion law firm sued the Department of Health and Human Services over allowing the Catholic bishops to institute a pro-life policy.
Since 2006, the health department has allowed the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops to limit the kind of services it offers women who are sex trafficking victims under the grant money it receives through the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
Through the Act, the federal government distributes funds to cover an array of services needed by the more than 14,000 individuals, mostly women, who are victimized by commercial sex trafficking.
Some of the women who are sold into prostitution become pregnant and many have abortions without abortion businesses doing any checking to find out if the abortion is pressured or coerced.