The Vanderbilt abortion decision: How Obama can better protect civil right

Chuck Donovan writing at The Heritage Foundation / The Foundry: “The decision came just 24 hours after attorneys at the Alliance Defense Fund, a nonprofit legal group, filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) challenging the requirement . . . The Vanderbilt case is a classic example of a conscience violation in the context of health care . . . [The Church Amendment] is silent on key aspects of enforcement . . . the fate of such investigations is very much up in the air as a result of the Obama Administration’s suspension of the 2008 regulations.”