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Judge Scraps “Conscience” Rule Protecting Doctors Who Deny Care for Religious Reasons

posted on November 12, 2019

NPR’s Selena Simmons-Duffin and Colin Dwyer report, “In a blow to the Trump administration, a federal court in Manhattan has knocked down a rule that would make it easier for doctors and other health care workers to refuse care for religious reasons.” They could, for instance, opt out of performing or being a part of an abortion procedure. Simmons-Duffin and Dwyer write, “Critics of the rule saw it as a means of allowing health care workers to circumvent rules against discrimination.”

Read at NPR