President Trump announces final rule on conscience rights

HHS rulemaking ensures enforcement of existing conscience protection statutes

Pro-life President
Donald Trump

WASHINGTON – President Trump today announced a final rule by the Department of Health and Human Services ensuring that protections of the conscience rights of health care providers are enforced. National Right to Life welcomed the announcement.

“There are many statutes that would protect the conscience rights of health care workers, such as the Weldon amendment,” said National Right to Life President Carol Tobias. “Unfortunately, the previous administration refused to enforce them and looked the other way when violated.”

We thank President Trump and his administration for enforcing these laws and protecting health care workers who object to participating in the taking of innocent human life. We applaud the president for following through on another promise.