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National Right to Life praises Trump for protection conscience rights

May 2, 2019 | 2019 Press Releases

President Trump announces final rule on conscience rights
HHS rulemaking ensures enforcement of existing conscience protection statutes

WASHINGTON – President Trump today announced a final rule by the Department of Health and Human Services ensuring that protections of the conscience rights of health care providers are enforced. National Right to Life, the federation of state right-to-life affiliates and local chapters welcomed the announcement.

The following may be attributed to National Right to Life President Carol Tobias:

There are many statutes that would protect the conscience rights of health care workers, such as the Weldon amendment. Unfortunately, the previous administration refused to enforce them and looked the other way when violated.

We thank President Trump and his administration for enforcing these laws and protecting health care workers who object to participating in the taking of innocent human life. We applaud the president for following through on another promise.]

Founded in 1968, National Right to Life, the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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