The religious exemptions currently folded into the Employment Non-Discrimination Act are broad enough to allow Catholic schools to continue firing teachers for being gay. But these base religious exemptions were not broad enough to satisfy some key Republican senators.
If faith-based providers want to convince us that they’re interested in the dignity of their patients, they need to stop the war on medicine.
HHS is characterizing the number of comments as “higher than average” and RH Reality Check has obtained estimates from several organizations suggesting at 200,000 comments are in opposition. Don’t forget the 325,000 petitions turned in before the rule was issued, as Americans attempt to prevent ideology from trumping medical science.
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.
The Medical Right wants more expansive protections for physicians who object to providing reproductive health care services for moral or religious reasons. And they aren’t stopping with abortion care and referral.