Defend Conscience Protections for Healthcare Workers
Today is last day to defend conscience protections of pro-life health workers.
Barack Obama promised during his presidential campaign to get rid of President George W. Bush's conscience protections for health care professionals and medical institutions who do not want to participate in or promote abortions.
Today is the last day during which Americans can offer their opinions as to whether or not they back the decision by Obama to get rid of the "conscience clause" for pro-life doctors and other health care workers.
On March 10, the Obama administration moved to rescind the conscience clause rules put in place by the Bush administration. The 30-day comment period ends at midnight tonight.
Yesterday, in Washington D.C., at a rally of pro-life health workers, Dr. Sandy Christiansen, medical director of the Care Net Pregnancy Center, in Frederick, Maryland, said that she was "unprepared for the intolerance and discrimination I would face because of my Christian convictions" during her residency training. She had refused to abort a Down syndrome baby.
LifeNews.com reported that The Polling Company conducted a poll from March 23-25 with 800 Americans adults and found that an astounding 87 percent believe it is important to “make sure that healthcare professionals in America are not forced to participate in procedures and practices to which they have moral objections.”
ACTION ITEM: To stop the Obama administration from removing conscience protections for all health care workers who do not want to participate in or promote abortions, please email the Obama administration at: email@example.com. The deadline for submitting comments is today at midnight!
Additionally, your comments may be submitted electronically on the Web site www.Regulations.gov (by entering 0991-AB49 in the search box).