Our president wants to lift the 'conscience rule' that protects a health care worker's religious freedom to refuse to take part in a procedure, such as abortion, that goes against their beliefs.
According to a NY Times article (link above) there will be a 30 day period for public comment. Please take the opportunity to contact the president to let him know that a woman's right to choose does not take precedence over a health care worker's freedom of religion and constitutional right to practice their religion.
Amazing that there is any insinuation that abortion procedures, or access to them, will be effected by this 'conscience rule'. If the pro-choice advocates are right about their majority in society, then there should be plenty of health care providers to perform these procedures. The unending effort to force the pro-choice attitude and actions on pro-life advocates seems to go against the whole idea of CHOICE.
Below is the email I sent to the White House at the above link. Feel free to use any part of it to compose your own letter. I will also be mailing my thoughts to the White House.
I oppose the administration's desire to rescind the 'conscience rule'. One person's Constitutional Right to practice religion, in every aspect of life, should not be superseded by another person's right to choose any health care procedure.
If pro-choice advocates are right about their majority in society, then there will be plenty of health care workers to perform these procedures. Any effort to force a procedure on a health care worker seems to go against the whole notion of CHOICE.
Insinuating that reproductive choices, or access to them, will be effected by the 'conscience rule' is a deceptive way to take away our Freedom of Religion.