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Monday, February 14, 2011

Congress demands HHS response to conscience threats

A letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, signed by 46 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, asks her to explain why her department is seeking to repeal conscience protections for health care workers in light of known attacks on such workers.
The letter from House members explains. "We strongly oppose any action that would undermine or eliminate the responsibility of HHS to enforce conscience laws that have been enacted by Congress for nearly four decades. The Implementing Regulations did not add to the substance of existing law, but required fund recipients to certify compliance with the law and more specifically committed HHS to enforce those laws as written."
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