Recently the Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule that supports the clear intent of Congress to protect the conscience rights of doctors, nurses and other health-care workers in facilities that receive federal funding.
Specifically, the rule assures that health-care facilities would have to respect and honor the moral beliefs of workers who decline to participate in abortions, sterilizations or other procedures. Even though Congress has annually upheld the conscience rights of these workers consistently for the past 35 years, the rules are needed to counter ill-advised pressure from abortion advocates and some professional organizations to deny these rights.
As a member of the Center for Moral Clarity, a national Christian grassroots organization, I see the proposed rules as a positive step for religious liberties, and I encourage you to support them. Thank you for considering my opinion.