U.S. toughens protection of doctors’ conscience rights

Posted January 19, 2018 10:05 pm by Andrew

U.S. toughens protection of doctors’ conscience rights

New policies put in place by the civil rights office of the federal Department of Health and Human Services won praise from two former presidents of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
“We applaud HHS for its significant actions to protect conscience rights and religious freedom,” said a joint Jan. 19 statement by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, now chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, chair of their Committee for Religious Liberty.
“We are grateful that HHS is taking seriously its charge to protect these fundamental civil rights through formation

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