Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins:
President Trump’s efforts reflect a long history in American constitutional law about the morality of conscience rights. Unfortunately, the previous administration had little concern for protecting the conscience rights of doctors, nurses, and residents.
Despite current law that has protected conscience rights for over 30 years, the lack of regulations resulted in confusion and a lack of awareness within the healthcare community, leaving healthcare personnel vulnerable to discrimination and forcing them to drop their specialties at a time of healthcare scarcity.
Protecting the right of all healthcare providers to make professional judgments based on moral convictions and ethical standards is foundational to federal law and is necessary to ensure that access to healthcare is not diminished, which would occur if they were forced out of their jobs because of their ethical stances.
Today is another crucial moment in which President Trump’s promises are becoming a reality. Every American should be greatly encouraged to know that they have a president who stands up for the freedom to believe and live according to those beliefs without fear of discrimination
Trump official defends new anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ regulation – says ‘patients want doctors who match their values’
— Raw Story (@RawStory) May 2, 2019
Trump defends clinicians’ right to refuse medical procedures they object to, in a “conscience rule” that some fear will become a pretext for denying care to LGBT people or women seeking abortions. https://t.co/yqWwHnVsxc
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) May 2, 2019
— The Advocate (@TheAdvocateMag) May 2, 2019