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DHHS: Sued In Defense of Conscience

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As reported in September and November, the now former secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt, created regulations that would allow health care providers the right to refuse to conduct an abortion if their sincerely held religious belief prevented their participation in the act.  Many of you joined our letter to Secretary Leavitt in support of the measure and were pleased when he followed our urging.  

Now, under a new administration, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have partnered together once again in an attempt to intimidate the government out of standing not only for the pre-born, but also for religious freedom.  Our friends at the Alliance Defense Fund have intervened and the case is being handled by a former West Virginian, Matt Bowman.  

While we hope that Secretary Tom Daschle will support his predecessor’s efforts to defend life and religious freedom, not caving to the bullying of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, we are not optimistic for the future of religious freedom.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

January 28, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Posted in Life, Religious Freedom

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  1. There’s no such thing as a “former West Virginian.” I am a West Virginian, currently living in Maryland. 🙂

    Matt Bowman

    January 29, 2009 at 7:25 pm


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