Protecting Conscience Rights in Health Care
Allowing health care personnel to practice medicine according to their moral consciences has been a topic of recent controversy. Within the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services, the Trump administration established the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division to focus on claims of discrimination on the basis of religion. What does discrimination for health care providers look like, and under what authority is this new division operating? Are physicians really being discriminated against for refusing to perform procedures like abortion, sterilization and physician-assisted suicide? The Division's Chief for Government Affairs and Strategy David Christensen will discuss. Zoom details.