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Bush ‘Conscientious Refusal’ Puts Us All At Risk

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.

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Clinton, Murray Urge Leavitt to Protect Patients’ Access to Care

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.

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Medical Groups Protest New HHS Regulations

Major medical professional organizations join together to protest new HHS regulations that would damage the integrity of the relationship between patients and health care providers.

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HHS Regs Would Cover All Religious Convictions

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.

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Roundup: Sex Education, Impending HHS Regulation and Changing Abortion Demographics

Response to a confusing critique of D.C.’s sex education curriculum; An interview with Judy Waxman on the eve of the impending HHS “conscience” regulation; Roundup of reporting on the new Guttmacher abortion demographics study.

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Top Five Reasons You Should Protest New HHS Regulations

New HHS regulations will do nothing to contribute to the universal goal of reducing the number of unintended pregnancies.

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New HHS Regs Would Hit Low-Income Women, Women of Color Hardest

Under current law, recipients of federal money cannot force medical professionals to provide abortion or sterilization services if they object for moral or religious reasons. But proposed regulations would expand these laws at patients’ expense.

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Countdown to Conscience Clause Regulation

New “provider conscience” regulations proposed by HHS could severely limit women’s access to contraception and other health care. During a public comment period, the department continued to frustrate advocates’ effort to comment on the new regulations.

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Using Pseudoscience at HHS

The extremists are coming out of the closet with their real agenda: the assault on birth control.

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President’s Committee on Bioethics Debates Provider, Patient Conscience

As the deadline for public comment on the new Department of Health and Human Services refusal clause regulations nears, the President’s Committee on Bioethics discussed how conscience relates to health care at its meeting last week.

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