August 22, 2011
St. Gianna Physician’s Guild today launched an online petition www.StopTheBirthControlMandate.org requesting the Obama Administration and Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, to immediately withdraw all references to contraception and contraception counseling from the “Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services” under The Affordable Care Act, and to provide a conscience clause to protect the religious freedom and beliefs of Catholics.
April 9, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services
Attention: Rescission Proposal Comments
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Ave., S. W., Room 716E
Two months have passed since the publication of comments by Carl Djerassi, one of the co-creators of the synthetic progestagen Norethisterone, warning of demographic catastrophe in Austria. Given his credentials, his comments in the Austrian newspaper Der Standard could hardly be ignored by the worldwide press and medical establishment. Following a firestorm of controversy, Djerassi has demanded corrections in the media. Writing in The Guardian, Tuesday 27 January 2009, he claims that "I never blamed the pill for the fall in family size."
Committee on Ethics Opinion Number 385 entitled:
The Limits of Conscientious Refusal in Reproductive Medicine
In November of 2007 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Ethics published a six page opinion, number 385 entitled: The Limits of Conscientious Refusal in Reproductive Medicine www.acog.org/from_home/publications/ethics/co385.pdf.