According to NPR, "the top civil rights official at the Department of Health and Human Services is creating the Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom to protect doctors, nurses and other health care workers who refuse to take part in procedures like abortion or treat certain people because of moral or religious objections." These new protections, in service to a very broad definition of religious liberty, might be expanded to allow health workers to refuse some services to gay, lesbian and transgender people and other marginalized groups in that the current administration, "understands religious liberty to override anti discrimination principles." Visit NPR here for more details.
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