Judge Tosses New HHS Conscience Protection Laws

Pro-life health care workers in the United States must continue their courageous fight against discrimination in the workplace after a federal judge tossed out new rules issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designed to protect them.

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US Bishops Applaud Health Care Conscience Rights Act of 2013

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is applauding a new bill introduced this week by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) and 50 other House members which will ensure that federal conscience protection laws currently on the books will be enforced to protect the conscience rights of all Americans.

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Obama Administration Guts Conscience Protection Regulations

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The Obama administration has decided to rescind most of the regulations put in place by President George W. Bush to protect health care workers who refuse to provide services they find objectionable on personal and religious grounds.

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New Poll Finds 86 Percent of Americans Favoring Abortion Restrictions

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

A new poll has found that Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of at least some restrictions on abortion, with significant majorities supporting conscience exemptions for health care workers and believing that religious leaders should play a key role in the abortion debate.

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