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Biden to propose removing conscience protections for health care professionals

Published On: 4/19/2022


The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Bowman regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule to remove conscience protections for medical professionals, undoing a Trump administration rule that protected doctors, nurses, and other health care workers to provide care in a manner consistent with their religious and ethical beliefs:

“No American should be forced to violate their ethical and religious beliefs. Doctors, nurses, and other medical providers should enjoy this same constitutional protection, free to live and work in a manner consistent with their faith. Yet the Biden administration’s proposed rule would abandon health care professionals to being forced to perform medical procedures that directly violate their religious beliefs or risk losing their jobs. This is an illegal and gross overreach of executive power, and we urge the administration to withdraw this harmful proposal immediately.”

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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