13 March, 2009

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

The Obama administration has allowed a 30-day comment period, before they take away conscience protection from doctors and nurses in the US. Here is an excerpt from the actual document:

“The Department is proposing to rescind in its entirety the final rule entitled “Ensuring That Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law,” published in the Federal Register on December 19, 2008 (73 FR 78072, 45 CFR Part 88).”

Dear Friends,
I probably don’t need to tell you this, but not only would this be an enormous setback for the prolife movement but it would violate our religious freedom and First Amendment rights. It doesn’t make sense that anyone should be forced to have an abortion. Neither does it follow that a person should be forced to be an abortionist, especially when that infringes on their religious or ethical principles!
This move by the administration, if enacted, will permit the discrimination and intolerance of the ethical choices of healthcare workers who don’t want to be part of an abortion or other questionable and controversial practices. We have two choices: to act now, or to do nothing and look back in regret. Let’s choose to act! Please send this to as many pro-life people as you can. Let everyone know what is going on.
For the Greater Glory of God,
Beth Burgess, Respect Life Director

You may submit comments:

1. http://www.Regulations.gov

2. Email to proposedrescission@hhs.gov

3. Electronic comments to http://www.Regulations.gov, go to the Web site and click on the link "Comment or Submission" and enter the keywords "Rescission Proposal."

4. Regular mail: You may mail written comments (one original and two copies) to the following address: Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: Rescission Proposal Comments, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 716G, Washington, DC 20201.

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