In Maine, family planning providers are concerned about contraceptive and health care access issues already. So a proposed new regulation from the Department of Health and Human Services has them outraged.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a filed a comment objecting to HHS’s new provider conscience regulations.
Whatever religious values medical providers hold, we must also respect our patients’ right to know all of their treatment options. For us, patients come first.
Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Patty Murray met yesterday with Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt to express their disagreement with proposed HHS regulations that would broaden existing provider conscience protections.
If new HHS regulations are adopted, family planning service providers could be forced to hire people who have moral objections to contraception and would be unable to discipline employees who refuse to provide birth control.
New HHS regulations will do nothing to contribute to the universal goal of reducing the number of unintended pregnancies.
According to new HHS regulations, you can have an “abortion” without even being pregnant.
Every one of the major professional associations representing health care providers who treat women and girls have signed a letter to HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt opposing draft regulations restricting access to birth control.
The Bush administration is proposing sweeping new restrictions on recipients of health-related federal funding. Click here to send a letter to Secretary Leavitt and
demand that these draft regulations never come to fruition. And read more about the new regulations here.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has drafted regulations that would re-define contraception as abortion and prioritize “religiously held objections” to providing contraception over women’s rights and health.