Category Archives: Conscience Rights

No One Should Be Forced to Participate in Abortion

By Greg Schleppenbach In early November, three brave nurses came to Washington, D.C. to tell their disturbing stories of coercion to members of Congress and the public–about how they were forced to choose between participating in abortion

Cardinal Dolan, Dr. Moore decry second-class status of those whose conscience compels them not to be involved in abortion

By Dave Andrusko An op-ed that ran this week in USA Today was an example of ecumenism at its best. Appearing under the headline, “To be really pro-choice, you must protect each doctor’s choice to not perform

Rep. Chris Smith: ‘We need to stop coercion of women and men’s consciences to force them to be complicit in abortion”

Rep. Chris Smith

By Katie Yoder One politician is calling on the media to report “coercion, not in America, not ever” when it comes to health care professionals who refuse to participate in abortion. On Wednesday, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Nurses Testify on Being Forced to Do Abortions: ‘I Still Have Nightmares’

By Katie Yoder While many in the liberal media herald abortion as “women’s rights,” they censor how abortion endangers women’s rights in the medical profession — women who are forced to either help perform abortion or risk

Press Conference Highlights the Need for the Conscience Protection Act to Become Law now

By Mary Rodrigues Legislative Assistant, Department of Federal Legislation In the chill of an early November morning, three nurses gathered again at the foot of the capitol to share their chilling stories of having their employers require

Rep. Chris Smith and Colleagues Stand with Healthcare Heroes

Call for Conscience Protection Act to Become Law WASHINGTON— In a press conference today at the House Triangle, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and other members of Congress called for

UPDATED: Smith to Host Press Conference on Conscience Protection Act

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) will host a press conference tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. on the Conscience Protection Act of 2017, which would uphold the conscience rights of health care providers, religious charities, and churches who

Capital Event Highlights Need for Conscience Protection Act

By Mary Rodrigues Legislative Assistant – Department of Federal Legislation “I was forced to choose between following my conscience and keeping my job to support my family.” — Fe Vinoya, Emergency Room Registered Nurse from Same Day Surgery,

Another Threat to Conscience Rights for Medical Professionals

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

By Nancy Valko 2012 New York Times: “Instead of attempting to legalize physician-assisted suicide, we should focus our energies on what really matters: improving care for the dying — ensuring that all patients can openly talk with

Illinois, Hawaii put federal funding in jeopardy by forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion

Editor’s note. This update was provided by the Alliance Defending Freedom. WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed complaints Monday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of pregnancy care centers and pro-life

Ontario doctors fight law forcing them to help kill their patients

By Lianne Laurence TORONTO — An Ontario policy that forces doctors to refer patients for euthanasia and abortion, even when it’s against their conscience or religion, was challenged in court last week. Five Christian doctors and three

National Right to Life commends draft rules protecting rights of conscience

Pro-life President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON – Draft rule changes to the Affordable Care Act and HHS coverage mandate that would protect moral and religious rights of conscience began circulating in Washington this week. National Right to Life commends President Trump and