Daily Archives: October 28, 2013

Catholic University To Teach Students How To Promote, Protect Obamacare-Covered Abortions

Georgetown to the rescue of the maybe abortion-deprived:

A Washington D.C.-based private Catholic university is slated to offer a class next semester that is expected to teach students how to promote and protect abortion coverage provided under the Affordable Care Act.

The course, “Regulatory Advocacy: Women and the Affordable Care Act,” is set to be taught at Georgetown Law, and it has upset staunch Catholics, according to The Cardinal Newman Society, which first reported on the new academic offering.

“We have long warned about Georgetown scandals that undermine the Church’s strong defense of innocent life,” Patrick Reilly, society president, told Catholic Education Daily. “But here students are being required to work for a pro-abortion lobby, making America’s oldest Catholic university an active agent of the culture of death.

Lawyers should know about ObamaCare, but the course is to be taught by one Kelli Garcia, an adjunct prof out of Princeton, Yale, and UCLA who is

Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center where she oversees the Center’s efforts to address religious restrictions on women’s access to reproductive health services, including its work on hospital mergers and crisis pregnancy centers.

“Religious restrictions” tells us that Catholic health providers are her target, I’d say. Her organization is one of many who looked forward to Affordable Care:

We’ve Got You Covered: What Women Need To Know About Health Care Enrollment

September 20, 2013

The health care law—sometimes called Obamacare—will make health coverage more affordable and easier to obtain for millions of American women. Starting in October, millions of American women will be able to enroll in new, affordable insurance, with coverage effective as early as January 1, 2014. In each state, women will be able to choose a high quality plan that covers important health services like maternity care, prescription drugs, and preventive health services. These resources provide women and their families with information about the new health coverage options available through a Health Insurance Marketplace in their state.

Oh my. Does Georgetown want such a gullible person teaching its law students?

Consider also her organization’s news clips, offered on its site, including a Mother Jones  piece, Do Bishops Run Your Hospital?

Look, hear her out, say in a campus lecture, with Q&A following, or better yet in a debate format, where her position is considered adequately respectable or at least formidable, above all controversial. Fine. But anoint her as a trusted teacher? Why on earth?


Hot time in Galewood for Harmon and Lilly

Sept. 12 meeting at Galewood Community Church. 

Oak Park Newspapers

Sen. Don Harmon and Rep. Camille Lilly took it on the chin Sept. 12 from a crowd of 60 or so town-hall listeners in a Galewood church.

In a meeting of just over an hour, assorted cries from the heart filled the air while Harmon and Lilly responded civilly but as the evening wore on, less so, even testily, with Lilly fairly shouting at one point, talking over questioners.

Harmon was optimistic at the start. The state, he said, is turning the corner.” There has been “no borrowing for last three years.” The pension problem is not as dire as some of the media say. Pensions are not the issue but growth of benefits.

This didn’t satisfy a retired teacher, who asked why her benefits were on the line.

They aren’t, Harmon said. “It’s that they don’t grow at the same rate.”

Limiting rate of growth reduces what I receive…

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Nannies, caregivers, housekeepers at League of Women Voters meeting

Aug. 27 meeting, at Oak Park Library.

Oak Park Newspapers

Attended my first meeting last night, at the library. Was welcomed, encouraged to join up. Took a seat up front, 2nd row, looked about me and saw maybe 35 people, including one other man, he seated with a woman maybe his wife.

Speakers hit on domestic workers’ plight. These do scut work so other work can be done: home care to the disabled and otherwise incompetent, watching children, housekeeping. Our age of the working woman means outside the home. In come the free-lance domestic, or household, workers, to fill the gap.

They aren’t unionized and not about to be so. Not enough money involved. Union dues? Forget it. Some or many struggle to keep their own bodies and souls together while changing bed clothes and nannying and scrubbing floors for “working women,” many for $2 or more under minimum wage. Food runs out in their own households, bills are paid…

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At Seamus Heaney’s grave

And much about “home education” of one’s brood.

David Frum’s health plan is cancelled; Obamacare plan will cost $200 per month more

One day after HHS touted Obamacare data hub as example of ‘what’s working,’ guess what’s down

60 Minutes airs damning Benghazi report yet still fails to mention certain details

Cue tiny violins: Liberal Reagan daughter Patti Davis asks Obama why she’s losing her health insurance

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