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Trump Backs Health-Care Workers Who Object to Providing Abortions

posted on January 18, 2018

The Atlantic‘s Emma Green reports, “The Department of Health and Human Services announced a new office dedicated to investigating conscience objections and religious-freedom concerns in health care on Thursday.” The office, in part, seeks to protect healthcare workers who object to providing certain medical treatments, such as abortions, on religious grounds. Green writes, “Thursday’s announcement is not so much a change in policy as a reorientation of the federal bureaucracy—a signal, like so many of the administration’s moves over the last year, of who the government will side with in conflicts over religious rights.”

Read at The Atlantic