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Staunch defender of right of conscience to be guest at tonight’s State of the Union address

by | Jan 30, 2018

Nurse forced to participate in late-term abortion

By Dave Andrusko

Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo

We have written many stories about threats against the right of conscience not to be a party to an abortion. While that threat is more advanced in Canada, here at home pro-abortionists are more determined than ever that the free exercise of conscience—let alone free exercise of religion—must always and forever play second fiddle to facilitating abortion.

And that is why a press release from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wi.) was so welcomed. One of invited guests tonight for President Trump’s first State of the Union will be Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, about whom we have written before. Here is the Speaker’s release:

A Fighter for Faith and the Unborn: Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo of Brooklyn, New York.

In 2009, while working at a hospital in New York, nurse Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo was forced to assist with a late-term abortion. Though she objected on grounds of violating her religious beliefs, the hospital threatened disciplinary action if she did not participate. After a years-long legal battle and an investigation led by the Department of Health and Human Services, the hospital eventually changed its policy to ensure medical personnel are not forced to participate in abortions. Now, Cathy is an outspoken advocate on behalf of other medical personnel who are faced with the same unjust dilemma.

“No one should be forced to violate their religious beliefs—especially in the workplace,” said Speaker Ryan. “Not only did Cathy stick up for her faith, but she did so while fighting for the unborn. It’s wrong that Cathy and so many others have been intimidated into assisting with abortions, which is why the Trump administration’s expanded conscience protections are a welcomed change. As a staunch defender of religious liberty, I was very moved by Cathy’s story—I am delighted she’s attending tonight’s address.”

NRL News Today readers may recall that Cathy and other nurses participated in a November 8 press conference calling for the enactment of the Conscience Protection Act in the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations spending bill.

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