Hasson/Goodrich Op-Ed: Does Obama respect conscience?

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Jan 11, 2009

The Bush administration last month announced a new regulation protecting health-care providers who refuse to perform abortions or other medical procedures that violate their conscience.

Pro-choice groups have cried foul, arguing that the last-minute regulation is a politically motivated attack on a woman’s right to choose and will restrict women’s access to abortion and contraceptives. The incoming Obama administration has signaled it wants to repeal the rule.

That would be a mistake. Lost in the pro- and anti-abortion debate is the fact that this regulation allows a health-care provider to opt out of a procedure for one, and only one, reason – that the procedure would violate their conscience.

See the balance of the article at The Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty’s website.

text links:
http://www.becketfund.org/index.php/article/932.html?PHPSESSID=87d1d8197312f575cc22f6f3361293e4
http://www.becketfund.org/index.php

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