The Department of Health and Human Services is considering a new regulation designed to protect health-care workers who object to abortion and some birth-control methods. Among other things, critics say the regulation could invalidate 54 laws in 37 states designed to provide access to contraceptives.
SOURCE: Guttmacher Institute | The Washington Post - July 31, 2008
Workers' Religious Freedom vs. Patients' Rights Article | A Bush administration proposal aimed at protecting health-care workers who object to abortion, and to birth-control methods they consider tantamount to abortion, has escalated a bitter debate over the balance between religious freedom and patients' rights.