Louisiana passes conscience protection law for health care workers

A current active case of legislators crafting just laws concerning abortion and all conflicts of conscience.

Baton Rouge, La., Jun 25, 2009 / 01:55 pm (CNA).- On Wednesday afternoon, the Louisiana Healthcare Workers Conscience Act, HB-517, passed the Senate by a vote of 31-2 and the House by a margin of 88-12.  The decision is being celebrated by local pro-lifers as a means to help those in the medical profession “excel” without being forced to act “against their conscience.”

The Act states that “no person shall be required to participate in any health care service that violates his conscience to the extent that patient access to health care is not compromised.”

See the news article at http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16379

See the full text of the bill at http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=665728

Thanks to the Alliance Defense Fund alert email for this (and many other) articles and leads to good information.  See this article at http://www.alliancealert.org/2009/06/25/louisiana-passes-conscience-protection-law-for-health-care-workers/ and the ADF home page at http://www.alliancealert.org/


One Response to Louisiana passes conscience protection law for health care workers

  1. Rosesz says:

    hope they succeed.. the PC folks keep saying no one wil be forced..
    But I think they will with FOCA..along with a lot of othere bad things from that bill.

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