Action Alert: Tell Leavitt that the “conscience clause” is unconscionable
Update: The regulations were formally proposed by the Health and Human Services Department. The Secular Coalition and our issue allies will be sending comments to the Federal Register regarding these regulations. An Action Alert with information on how to sumit comments on these regulations will be sent out in early September.
President Bush and Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt have colluded to allow medical professionals—from ambulance drivers to pharmacists—to refuse to provide care for people who seek services they find religiously objectionable.
Already, a “conscience clause” exists in federal law that allows a medical professional to opt out of performing a procedure or delivering a product if it violates his/her “conscience.” But now, the “conscience clause” is taken a step further and jeopardizes any woman’s ability to get complete and accurate information and services.