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Pro-life this Week: September 2, 2022

A Virginia woman is taking legal action against CVS Pharmacy after the company’s MinuteClinic terminated her employment for her refusal to sell abortion pills. 

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) issued a press release on Wednesday, August 31, stating their attorneys are representing Paige Casey, a Catholic nurse practitioner who formerly worked for CVS in Prince William County, Virginia. 

Paige, who is a practicing Catholic, cannot sell, prescribe, or provide and drug or device that would cause an abortion, in keeping with the Catholic faith. Virginia has a Conscience Clause which allows employees like Paige to practice their faith without being discriminated against by their employer. However, it seems CVS’s MinuteClinic broke this clause. 

ADF’s press release states CVS previously had no issues with Paige refusing to prescribe abortifacients. 

Casey’s religious objection never posed an issue to coworkers, patients, or supervisors, and just two days before she was fired, she received a merit-based pay increase. For three-and-a-half-years CVS respected Casey’s religious beliefs by allowing her to decline to provide or facilitate the use of abortion-inducing drugs. But in January, CVS informed her that they would no longer accommodate her faith and fired her a few months later—directly violating Virginia’s Conscience Clause. 

The press release also included a quote from ADF senior counsel Denise Harle, the director of ADF’s Center for Life: “Corporations like CVS cannot defy the law by firing professionals who want to work consistently with their faith. Paige had a spotless record of caring for patients, yet CVS decided to abruptly fire her solely because of her religious belief that life begins at conception. Virginia law protects the freedom of everyone to work without fear of being fired for their religious beliefs prohibiting participation in abortion.”

This case follows a trend of Christians being attacked for their beliefs following the demise of Roe in June 2022. 

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This week, LifeNews picked up an article that had first appeared in last week’s Wednesday STOPP Report. In the article, Rita Diller discussed PP’s admission of their own racist roots. 

Celebrate Life editor Susan Ciancio’s weekly op-ed was featured in LifeSiteNews this week. Susan covered the show Hamilton’s creator’s new venture, Ham4Choice, encouraging people to donate to abortion groups. 

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The Church’s infallible teaching on the evil of birth control isn’t up for debate, but folks in the Vatican are creating a stir. The Pontifical Academy for Life has Catholics believing the Church might change her teaching regarding the use of contraceptives.  See Judie’s commentary for more.

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A strange thing happened on Twitter. A user named James Tate posted the story of his “MAGA” father’s reaction to having a grandson with Down syndrome. Comments by pro-abortion supporters expressed outrage.

Mr. Tate’s story reminds us that political affiliation isn’t a guarantee of one’s position toward preborn child killing. Tate describes himself as a Democrat in his Twitter bio followed by three blue-wave emojis.   If his “MAGA” father fears a grandchild with DS, then Mr. Tate’s reaction is only natural. While the grandfather’s question to his son sounds offensive, context matters. Could the grandfather have asked his son why they didn’t get an abortion, since he sides with the pro-abortion, Democratic party? Isn’t that what Democrats are supposed to do? Hard to say.

How sympathetic were folks in their comments?

It’s one thing to cease communication with a relative who wishes your child dead, but because they vote differently? Sad.

Biden hugged a child? But we knew that already.

Hugging children with DS isn’t a Biden exclusive.

Killing preborn children is never okay. 

Adorable kids. So why are all these people “my body, my choice”? 

Twitter is strange.