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Trump HHS Moves to Protect Conscience Rights in Healthcare

May 2, 2019

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced it would be issuing a rule protecting the conscience rights of health care professionals and organizations, making clear that they will not be subject to government discrimination due to their religious objections to practices such as abortion, sterilization, or assisted suicide.

In response, Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, released the following statement praising the administration:

“Since being elected, President Trump has consistently made protecting religious liberty a priority of his administration, and this rule is just the latest of many laudable examples.

“Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers of faith should never have to choose between their jobs and their consciences, and this measure will go far towards ensuring that America’s first freedom is fully protected in the healthcare realm. We strongly commend President Trump and HHS for their continued leadership on this issue.”

To schedule an interview with Terry Schilling, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.

American Principles Project is a 501(c)(4) organization that works to advance human dignity through public policy.


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