Americans Support Protecting a Doctor’s Right
Conn Carroll /
On March 9, 2009, the Obama Administration proposed to rescind a regulation that protects the conscience rights of health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, and medical students.
Today, Freedom2Care released a polling company poll showing that 63% of all Americans, and even 56% of adults who said they voted for President Barack Obama, say they support the old conscience protection rule.
Next respondents were asked:
Earlier this month, officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services introduced a rule change that would effectively eliminate the two-month-old conscience protection. This could mean that doctors and other medical professionals could be coerced to participate in medical procedures to which they object on moral or religious grounds.
By a 2-to-1 margin (62% vs 30%), respondents opposed the rescission of the conscience protection rule.
Federal law requires the Obama Administration to solicit comments from the American people and substantively respond to them before any regulation can attain the force of law. You can contact the Department of Health and Human Services and let them know how you feel about Obama’s destruction of the conscience clause here at A Doctor’s Right.
You have until midnight April 9, to have your voice heard.