Thursday, April 2, 2009
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The following is from Jay Sekulow's Trial Notebook of the American Center for Law and Justice:
Stand Up for Conscience Clause Protection
Just wanted to update you on efforts to protect the rights or pro-life medical professionals when it comes to practicing medicine. As you know, President Obama has indicated his desire to rescind the Conscience Clause protections in place that permits medical professionals to act according to their conscience - their Christian faith - to avoid abortion and abortion-related procedures.
The ACLJ has filed important comments with the Department of Health and Human Services clearly arguing that these protections should remain in place. You can read those comments here.
At the same time, there are reports that Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is introducing an amendment to the budget bill today that would protect the rights of health care workers. His budget amendment "ensures that the funds made available through the budget’s health care reserve fund will not be used to violate the conscience of health care providers."
And just this week, two Democratic Senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to keep the Conscience Clause protections in place.
Senators Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania told the President: "Discriminating against health care providers because of their consciences or forcing coercion into their practices would be a substantial deviation from our shared goal of reducing abortions in America. Therefore, we strongly urge you to preserve the conscience protection rule."
Time is running out for public comment on this issue. The deadline for submitting comments to HHS is April 9th. And, I want to thank the thousands who already have signed on to our petition urging President Obama to reconsider and to keep the protections in place for medical professionals.
If you haven't done so already, please take a moment and add your name to our petition, which will be delivered to HHS. You can add your name here.
We'll keep you posted as developments unfold right here and on our daily radio broadcast, Jay Sekulow Live!
Posted: 4/2/2009 12:00:00 AM