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People Who Are Refused Reproductive Health Care Can’t Always “Just Go Someplace Else”!

Jill Morrison writes in her reader diary: Real people can suffer real harms as a result of religious refusals. Next time someone asks the question “What’s the big deal?” — make sure you’re prepared to tell them.

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White House Releases Draft Rule Rescinding Right-to-Refuse Regulation

Let’s see some proof, the Obama administration said, in essence, today, to those who claimed that health care providers desperately needed further protection to prevent discrimination based on their religious objection to providing abortion care.

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The Facts on the Conscience Rule

Let’s get the facts straight: revisiting the Bush “conscience clause” rule does not mean that providers who object to performing abortions will have to provide them.

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Obama Administration May Rescind “Conscience” Rule

The Obama administration takes the first step to rescind Bush’s midnight regulations that would allow any health care worker to obstruct a woman’s access to contraception.

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House Committee Holds Hearing on HHS Provider Conscience Regulation

The Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on the Bush administration’s midnight regulations, including the Department of Health and Human Services’s “provider conscience” regulation.

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Welcome, President Obama – Fight for Reproductive Rights Continues

In the November 2008 election, voters reaffirmed their support for reproductive rights and overwhelmingly chose Barack Obama for president who supports reproductive health access.

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Stop HHS Regulations: Sign the Petition!

President Bush’s provider conscience expansion is set to go into effect January 18, but the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association has launched a petition to block the new regulation.

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HHS “Provider Conscience” Rule Puts Public Health in Danger

The right of conscience is a time-honored value in our society. But it is not only health providers who have rights; so do patients.

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HHS Rule Out of Touch with Medical Reality

Health care providers already strain to serve women while respecting workers’ rights under existing laws. Now Secretary Leavitt has put even more obstacles between patients and the health care they need.

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Bush’s Parting Shot Undermines Health Care

Under HHS’s new rule, doctors and health care workers of all kinds can deny patients vital health care information and services, without the patient even knowing.

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