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Do healthcare workers need religious freedom protection?

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation of the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division. The new division will be incorporated into the Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, which is the office that ensures that privacy and anti-discrimination laws are followed. Likewise, the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division will ensure that current conscience and religious protection laws are observed.

The Office of Civil Rights Director Roger Severino said in the Health and Human Services announcement, “No one should be forced to choose between helping sick people and living by one’s deepest moral or religious convictions, and the new division will help guarantee that victims of unlawful discrimination find justice.” Senator Patty Murray, according to NBC News, responded in a statement, “This would be yet another attempt to let ideology dictate who is able to get the care they need. Any approach that would deny or delay health care to someone and jeopardize their wellbeing for ideological reasons is unacceptable.” The question now is: Do healthcare workers need religious freedom protection?

Fox News: Religious freedom division forms at HHS

The Issue

Do healthcare workers need religious freedom protection? Do healthcare workers need protection from being forced to do something against their beliefs? Or, is religious freedom protection code for protecting religious bigotry?

Page 2: Arguments for religious freedom protection

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