The Trump administration announced on the National Day of Prayer Thursday its final rule that protects the conscience rights of healthcare workers and other entities.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) said the new rule protects healthcare providers from discrimination when they exercise their conscience rights in programs that are funded by HHS.
“Finally, laws prohibiting government funded discrimination against conscience and religious freedom will be enforced like every other civil rights law,” said OCR Director Roger Severino.
'Prayer Works Miracles and Prayer Saves Lives': Trump Cites Power of Prayer, Announces Conscience Protections.
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HHS Announces Final Conscience Rule Protecting Health Care Entities and Individuals https://t.co/hXc6luh1Po
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