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Trump Administration Announces Pro-Life Protections for Doctors and Nurses

Pictured (above): President Donald Trump speaking to guests at the White House’s National Day of Prayer ceremony on May 2, 2019.

Another step closer to building a Culture of Life!

During today’s National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House, President Trump announced new regulations to protect doctors, nurses, and medical professionals who don’t want to be forced to perform abortions, based on religious and moral objections.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the rule requires hospitals, universities, clinics, and other institutions that receive funding from federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid to certify that they comply with some 25 federal laws protecting conscience and religious rights. Most of these laws and provisions address medical procedures such as abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide. Read more in this article. To view 440 pages of these new regulations by the HHS Department, click here.

Tom Stevens, president and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia, said: “We are pleased with our nation’s leadership to protect medical personnel from being forced, or compelled, to conduct abortions if it contradicts their religious and moral convictions. We have always prayed for expectant mothers, their unborn children, other family members, doctors and nurses to recognize the dignity of each human life. Now, with this new rule by the Trump administration, our country is acknowledging and respecting Americans’ religious and moral beliefs. We look forward to more advancements in the pro-life movement as people become better aware of the need to protect those from conception to natural death.”

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