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?
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?