National Faith Leader Denounces HHS Rule Change Opening Door to Discrimination

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May 2, 2019

 

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National Faith Leader Denounces HHS Rule Change Opening Door to Discrimination

 

Washington, D.C. -- The Department of Health and Human Services announced a final version of a regulation allowing doctors and hospitals to cite their personal beliefs in refusing to provide services - including lifesaving health care for LGBTQ patients.

 

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life:

“Medical professionals have a moral responsibility to care for all people. The Trump Administration’s new rule could cost our LGBTQ friends, families and neighbors life-saving care. We cannot allow anyone to use religious beliefs as a license to discriminate. My faith teaches that everyone is created in the holy image of God and deserves care."

 

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