Navigation Links
Bishops' Pro-Life Official 'Gravely Concerned' Over Threat to HHS Conscience Protection Regulation
Date:2/27/2009

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deirdre McQuade, spokesperson on abortion and related issues at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, commented today on reports that the Obama administration is moving to rescind a federal regulation that implements longstanding federal statutes protecting conscience rights in the health care profession.

"We are gravely concerned over today's news that the Obama administration may rescind the current federal regulation protecting the conscience rights of health care providers," McQuade said. "Efforts to nullify or weaken any conscience protection will undermine our national heritage of diversity and religious freedom, reduce patients' access to life-affirming health care, and endanger the national consensus required to enact much-needed health care reform."

"The Administration says it will open a new 30-day comment period so Americans may voice their concerns. We encourage participation in this process by all committed to the sanctity of human life, the freedom of conscience, and the ethical integrity of our healing professions," she added.

The USCCB issued a statement last August welcoming the proposed regulation when it was first released for public comment by the Bush administration (www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2008/08-118.shtml). Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, chair of the bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities, also wrote to Congress urging respect for conscience protection measures (www.usccb.org/prolife/rigali-conscience071808.pdf). Formal comments on the proposal were later submitted by the USCCB Office of General Counsel (www.usccb.org/ogc/ruleind.shtml), and the Conference welcomed issuance of the final rule in December (www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2008/08-203.shtml).


'/>"/>
SOURCE United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Connecticut Bishops Back Down over Provision of Emergency Contraception
2. U.S. Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Secretariat to Congress: Support the Mexico City Policy
3. Bishops Conference Praises Senate Introduction of Pregnant Women Support Act
4. Catholics Reject Influence of US Bishops in Congressional HIV/AIDS Funding Battle
5. Catholic Bishops Welcome New Bill for Global HIV/AIDS Relief
6. Catholic Bishops Official Available for Interview/Comment During Popes U.S. Visit
7. Lutheran, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishops Urge Prayers for Peace in Sudan
8. Coalition Asks Bishops to Take Politicians to Task
9. Bishops Urge New President to Keep Laws on Conscience Rights, Foreign Aid for Abortion, Embryonic Stem Cell Research
10. American Life League: Vatican Says Bishops Must Refuse Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians
11. FRC Action Praises John McCains Pro-Life Comments
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... More than 20,000 pairs of ... Congo (DRC) thanks to an ambitious venture that conjoined the passions of an NBA ... support of the Liberty community. These shoes will save lives from the rampant infections ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Mediaplanet today announces the launch ... lifestyles and highlighting the importance of proactive eye and ear health. The campaign ... latest innovations in hearing aid technology. , In this issue, the National ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... handling handheld devices. Through an educational webinar, they will present the line of ... chance to learn how easy you can automate everyday pipetting tasks. , Ideal ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Radabaugh & Associates, a family managed agency ... West Virginia, is embarking on a cooperative charity effort with the Chestnut Mountain ... Chestnut Mountain Ranch (CMR) is a Christ-centered boarding school for young men offering ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... The Brian Gifford Agency, an ... is campaigning in support of Campagna Academy in a charity drive to provide for ... Boys’ Town of Indiana,” Campagna Academy is a nonprofit organization that has offered critical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... AccuGenomics, Inc., a diagnostic company based in ... the company has provided an AccuKit to the HIV ... Chapel Hill and to Qura Therapeutics for evaluation in ... HIV reservoir and viral expression in human CD4+ T ... Center is a joint initiative between the University of ...
(Date:8/8/2017)... Aug. 8, 2017  BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: BLRX), a ... reports its financial results for the second quarter ended ... the second quarter 2017 and to date: ... development programs for the Company,s lead project, BL-8040: ... study with BL-8040 as novel stem cell mobilization treatment ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... 2017  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest ... June 30, 2017.  All comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are to ... Second Quarter 2017 Highlights include: ... an increase of 3.5% Total prescriptions dispensed ... of 7.5% versus 7.6% Gross profit ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: