Monday, September 14, 2009

NOW Rejects Obama’s Promise to Retain Conscience Laws

Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill:

September 10, 2009

NOW categorically rejects President Obama’s promise to retain current “conscience refusal” laws, as stated last night. So-called conscience exemptions or refusals that allow health care providers — physicians, nurses, clinics, pharmacies hospitals and even profit-driven insurance companies — to refuse to provide any service that they claim offends their personal beliefs are untenable. Every woman in this country has a fundamental human right to the full range of reproductive health services, including a constitutional right to choose abortion.

See: Not Your Sweetie: Anti-choicers who hijacked NOW speaking for…choice? - and - Morning Widdershins: Women’s Health Care: Under The Bus Once Again, Ladies.