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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2007 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) is the public policy voice of the Dioceses of Tucson, Phoenix, and Gallup, and represents the Church on legislative matters. Our core beliefs involve respect for all human life from conception until natural death. While some issues
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE BISHOPS’ STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S VETO OF “CONSCIENCE” BILL April 13, 2005 We are deeply saddened with Governor Janet Napolitano’s recent veto of HB 2541 pertaining to “health care rights of conscience.” This legislation would have provided important civil rights protection for health care providers that have religious or moral objections to abortion
HEALTH CARE “RIGHTS OF CONSCIENCE” DESERVE PROTECTION By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Over the past several decades, there has been much success in the United States in protecting and promoting the civil rights of its people. Despite this progress, however, it is abundantly clear that more work needs to continue in order to protect
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2005 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference On Monday, January 10th, the 2005 Arizona legislative session began and the inevitable discussion surrounding various social issues and the budget dominated conversation at the Capitol. As always, business and special interest groups gathered to promote their agendas and protect their self
Preserving Religious Freedom By Ron Johnson, Executive Director Arizona Catholic Conference Religious freedom is one of the most important concepts upon which the United States of America was formed. In fact, matters of conscience and religious freedom help form the cornerstone of many of our country‘s most important constitutional guarantees and civil liberties. Despite this