Saturday, January 17, 2009

ACLU files lawsuit against conscience protection rules

.- New conscience protection regulations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have been challenged in a new federal lawsuit filed on Friday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The HHS announced the rule change on December 18. The new rule reportedly clarifies the rights of health care providers to decline to participate in services to which they object in conscience. The rule will help protect those individuals and institutions in the medical field who object to abortion.

Acting on behalf of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), the ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal district court in the District of Connecticut. According to the ACLU, the suit argues that the rule significantly undermines access to essential family planning, reproductive and other health care services and information...

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3 comments:

Adrienne said...

Only half of the people have "rights". If Doctor A won't do want they want then it is a simple matter of going to doctor B.

I don't sue my ob/gyn because he won't do my face lift....

Belinda said...

Adrienne!, I didn't know that OB/GYNS did face lifts, you-da' thought that he would have told me! I was in his office enough times, what with 8 kids and all. Yikes all of that time I wasted giving birth. I did beg him for a tummy tuck since he was already there slicing, and splicing me back together numerous times, but he said, "no".

Sorry Vincenzo about the girlie small talk. Have you noticed all of our prayers for your special intention? Have you felt 'em yet?

Vincenzo said...

Belinda, yes, thank you!