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Sens. Clinton and Murray Introduce Legislation to Block New HHS Rule from Going Into Effect

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Patty Murray have introduced legislation that would block new Department of Health and Human Services provider conscience regulations from going into effect.

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How a Hospital in Wasilla Connects to New HHS Regulations

A fight over provider conscience in Wasilla, Alaska, has repercussions in the current debate over new HHS regulations.

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Huge Economic and Health Costs of New HHS Regulation Dismissed

The Bush Administration claims that the benefits of the new HHS provider conscience regulation outweigh the costs. But they reached this conclusion without using any data or proof.

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EEOC Objects to New HHS Regulations

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a filed a comment objecting to HHS’s new provider conscience regulations.

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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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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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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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Roundup: Hillary Warns Women Contraception Access Under Threat

Hillary Clinton says impending HHS rule could give medical practitioners ‘a free pass to deny access to contraception’; Over 500,000 women die every year during childbirth; UN says governments must do more for women; Colorado Amendment 48 could be used to outlaw abortion and perhaps contraception.

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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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Testimony Before the President’s Council on Bioethics: Protecting Patients’ Rights

Proposed HHS regulations seek to protect provider conscience — at the expense of patient access to care. Testimony submitted to the President’s Council on Bioethics examines the harmful ramifications these regulations could have.

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