Trump Administration Strengthens ‘Conscience Rule’ for Health Care Workers
A shift in the balance between the rights of patient and provider, with religion in the middle.
By Margot Sanger-Katz
May 2, 2019
President Trump on Thursday announced an expanded “conscience rule” to protect health care workers who oppose abortion, sterilization, assisted suicide and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds.
The rule establishes guidelines for punishing health care institutions with the loss of federal funds if they fail to respect the rights of such workers.