Sister Mary Ann Walsh, at the USCCB MediaBlog, has a post up about the decision by the Department of Health and Human Services not to continue a grant to the USCCB for its work assisting the victims of Human Trafficking.
There are many unanswered questions here and the fact that the ACLU was suing the government over these grants might well be part of the picture. It is also possible that HHS, if it intends to expand the conscience protections regarding the mandated services under the Affordable Care Act which I sincerely hope they will do, thought it necessary to throw a bone to pro-choice groups. Still, the victims of human trafficking should not have to pay the price of political calculations.
This is a story with legs. Stay tuned.
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