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ADF urges Biden admin to protect Americans’ conscientious, religious convictions

HHS Building

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Julie Marie Blake regarding a formal comment ADF attorneys submitted Monday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urging it to protect all Americans’ freedom to live out their conscientious and religious convictions:

“Americans shouldn’t be forced to violate their ethical and religious beliefs. Yet, every year, countless medical practitioners needlessly suffer threats to their livelihoods and affronts to their faith just for asserting their rights to conscience and religious freedom. It’s critical the Biden administration protect every American’s right to promote the common good and protect unborn life. Patients are best served by medical practitioners who are free to act consistent with their oath to ‘do no harm.’ Doctors, nurses, and other medical providers should enjoy this same constitutional protection, free to live and work in a manner consistent with their faith.”

ADF attorneys submitted their comment to HHS’s Office for Civil Rights in response to the invitation to comment on the administration’s proposed rule, Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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