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A new rule from the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights not only provides more backing to health care workers choosing to refuse to participate in services that don’t line up with their religious beliefs, it also sharpens the thrust of that office’s mission.
The new Trump administration rule, according to NPR, “gives health care workers leeway to refuse to provide services like abortion, sterilization or assisted suicide, if they cite a religious or conscientious objection” and “is designed to protect the religious rights of health care providers and religious institutions.”
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