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Heritage Foundation on Abortion

 


Conscience protections for pro-life medical professionals

The rights of Americans to believe and act according to deeply held beliefs are increasingly coming under assault. For example, many provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act weaken family choice of coverage, undermine parental participation in minor children's health care decisions, penalize the decision to marry, and undercut family values in health care. Additionally, its loose conscience protections, combined with inadequate guidance on conscience rights, may leave pro-life medical professionals with only limited protection to practice according to their religious principles. The ability to work, live, and provide services compatible with one's beliefs is essential for maintaining a just and free society. Policymakers should enact permanent and comprehensive conscience protections and replace the current patchwork of federal statutes and annual abortion riders on spending bills with a permanent, government-wide policy.
Source: 2012 campaign website CandidateBriefing.com , Nov 1, 2012

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