The Department of Health and Human services (HHS) has recently proposed regulations which protect the conscience rights of health care workers. Over the last 35 years, three laws have been passed which offered this type of protection for health care professionals. Yet the regulations have never been implemented. As is the policy when regulations are proposed, there are a certain number of days during which anyone can submit comments to the administration. The deadline for submitting comments is Thursday, September 25, 2008.
Those who support abortion have been flooding HHS with their comments, so it is very important that the pro-life community show their support and appreciation for these regulations and urge the HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt to implement these regulations. Comments from citizens need only be 1-2 sentences to show our support for these protections for pro-life medical personnel.
Further information on this issue can be found at the web site for the Family Research Council: http://www.frc.org/
In addition, the following web site has helpful information, including some talking points which you could use in an email if you choose to comment: http://religiousfreedom.blogspot.com/2008/09/hhs-conscience-regulations-your-comment.html
Comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your consideration of participating in this worthy endeavor and supporting the efforts to protect the conscience of those pro-life medical professionals. PLEASE ACT NOW!