Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Proposed Rule Would Protect Conscience Rights

The New York Times reports that Bush Administration will reportedly propose a rule protecting the consciences of health care providers who, for moral and religious reasons, decline to participate in abortion.

The Times article quotes a representative of National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, whose hostility to conscience rights was apparent in its (unsuccessful) legal challenge to the Weldon Amendment, a federal statute that protects conscience rights. The Center intervened in that challenge on behalf of pro-life medical professionals.