Catholic Group Lobbies 1st Circ. To Revive Aid Contract

Law360, Wilmington (November 29, 2012, 8:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told the First Circuit on Wednesday that a federal judge erred in finding unconstitutional a $16 million federal contract awarded to the group to help victims of human trafficking, claiming its work under the contract was purely secular.

The American Civil Liberties Union won a lawsuit in March that challenged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contract on First Amendment grounds because the USCCB refused to offer abortion and contraception services to the victims, many of whom are...
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