Raising Women’s Voices

Comment on HHS Proposal

Posted in DC Reform, Reproductive Health Care by raisingwomensvoices on March 12, 2009

The Department of Human Health and Services has proposed rescinding the controversial regulation which prohibits discrimination against health care workers who, because of moral or religious reasons, refuse to provide abortion-related services. The regulation specifically requires recipients of federal funding to attest to compliance with laws that prohibit discrimination, and was finalized in Bush’s last days.

However, as opponents have pointed out, the regulation actually restricts patients’ access to adequate health care including birth control and emergency contraception.

HHS will accept comments on the proposed new ruling until April 9.

For information on how to submit a comment, check out Rachel Walden’s post at Women’s Health News.

sara siegel


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