Biden Admin Wants To Cut Health Care Conscience Protections

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on February 7, 2023 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The speech marks Biden's first address to the new Republican-controlled House. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin-Pool/Getty Images)
  • In 2019, the Trump administration issued a regulation empowering the Department of Health and Human Services to robustly enforce federal conscience-protection laws.
  • But now, the Biden administration is proposing to gut those rules, which would ultimately leave people more vulnerable to being forced to participate in controversial procedures that violate their conscience.
  • Here’s what you need to know about how the move might harm Americans’ civil rights, starting with a recap of how we got here.
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