The danger of forcing doctors to perform gender transitions

October 14, 2016, Catholic News Agency 

“Sensitive, difficult medical decisions should be between a family and their doctor, not government bureaucrats,” Lori Windham, senior counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, stated in the letter.

“The government continues to speak out of both sides of its mouth,” she continued. “The military rightly gives doctors freedom to care for patients according to their medical judgment because it acknowledges the risks of transgender medical procedures, particularly for children; yet HHS tramples on doctors’ medical judgment, even for potentially harmful procedures for children.”

Three US states back EWTN religious liberty lawsuit

Catholic News Agency August 5, 2014

Lori Windham, senior council at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is defending EWTN in court, praised the states’ involvement.

“It sets a powerful example when three states stand up to support religious freedom for ministries like EWTN,” she said.

“These states recognize that they must protect religious freedom for their citizens. It’s time for the federal government to realize the same thing and stop fighting ministries like EWTN and the Little Sisters of the Poor.”

Read the rest of the article here.

21 ways to defend religious liberty

Catholic News Agency June 24, 2014

Educate Yourself

1. Read “Our first, most cherished freedom” from the USCCB to understand all the ways religious liberty is threatened and how it can be defended. (There are other resources available at the USCCB site too, including fact sheets and documentation of unjust discrimination against Catholics and other Christians in the U.S. and internationally.)

2. Keep up with the status of religious liberty in our courts. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Alliance Defending Freedom are two law firms handling many of the religious liberty lawsuits wending their way through the American court system. Both organizations have worthwhile resources for understanding how religious liberty is threatened and what you can do about it.

EWTN to appeal after ‘troubling’ HHS mandate ruling

Catholic News Agency June 17, 2014

Lori Windham, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is defending EWTN in court, noted that more than 80 percent of cases have received rulings protecting religious freedom of those objecting to the mandate. “This decision is out of step with the overwhelming majority of decisions in similar cases nationwide,” she said.