Let's Pray for a Young Woman Who Has to Choose Between her Health and Her Conscience

I saw the news last night that a lawsuit against the HHS mandate had been dismissed by a federal judge. The news reports all focused on the seven states and the attorneys general who’d filed the suit. Some of the reports eventually got around to referring to "an individual" who had also signed on to the suit.

But that individual has a name. It's Stacy Thomlison, a Catholic convert and FOCUS missionary who filed suit against the HHS mandate because she didn’t want to pay for insurance that covered abortifacients, contraceptives and sterilization procedures.

When I learned the lawsuit was tossed last night I gave her a call. I decided against calling the attorneys because I figured all I’d get from them is a “statement” that’d been crafted by three p.r. professionals, edited by two lawyers, and examined by a bureau or bureaucrats. I prefer to speak with humans. Stacy used words like “surprised” and “saddened" when I spoke with her.

It seems the judge, a Nixon appointee, decided that no “real injury” had been done to Stacy because the mandate hadn’t yet gone into effect and besides, the Obama administration has promised to make some kind of “accommodation” that would make it perfectly fine for Christians to act against their beliefs. In short, the judge seems to have believed the Obama administration.

Stacy? Not so much.

Continue reading at The National Catholic Register>>>


  1. Matt,

    Do you have contact info for Stacy? It's not direct help for the issue at hand, but I know of a nutritionist in our local area (who also advises in over-the-phone appointments, at need) who's had almost miraculous success with helping people who have Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, and the like. If you or she would like, feel free to e-mail me at the e-mail found by clicking my name/profile, and I can pass along the info. Not as good as convincing the government to leave her alone, to be sure, but it might help(?)...

    Praying for her, definitely!


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