Charmaine Quoted in CitizenLink,Freedom of Conscience
If you fight against IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich, you might be a good-guy.
If you win against IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich, you might be on the side of the angels.
Charmaine was interviewed for CitizenLink, a division of Focus on the Family, Good News: Illinois Pharmacists Can Challenge Discriminatory Rule,
“This is a huge victory for the freedom of conscience of all health care providers,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United for Life. “Pharmacists now have proper recourse against a discriminatory law that would force them to check their constitutional rights at the workplace door.”
Here’s how it started against Illinois governor Blago,
CitizenLink also quotes AUL’s legal eagle Denise Burke,
Life advocates are praising the timing of new government rules that protect health care providers’ freedom of conscience.
The Department of Health and Human Services put the regulations in place last week to reinforce rules that protect doctors from being forced to participate in abortion and other anti-life practices.
“By releasing them now, they will be in the federal register for 30 days before the Obama administration takes office,” said Denise Burke, vice president and legal director for Americans United for Life. “For that reason, the Obama administration cannot simply erase these rules.”
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Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards does not care for rights of conscience. (Except her own conscience — don’t even think about asking her about her own abortion.) David G. Savage at LA Times writes, Health providers’ ‘conscience’ rule to take effect
The last-minute Bush administration declaration lets doctors, clinics, receptionists and others refuse to give care they find morally objectionable.
“We are shocked that the Bush administration chose to finalize its midnight regulation and to take this parting shot at women’s health and ignore patients’ rights to receive critical healthcare services and information they deserve,” said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in a statement. “We look forward to working with President-elect Obama and leaders in Congress to repeal this disastrous rule and expand patients’ access to full healthcare information and services, not limit it.”
Many of the abortions at Planned Parenthood are performed to rid the world of African-American babies. This is one lucky baby girl.
Thank you (foot)notes:
Other related news,
LifeSiteNews reports, Illinois Supreme Court Decision Supports Conscience Rights of Pharmacists
Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life (AUL) President and CEO, responded to the Supreme Court decision, stating, “This is a huge victory for the freedom of conscience of all healthcare providers. Pharmacists now have proper recourse against a discriminatory law that would force them to check their constitutional rights at the workplace door.”
See the Americans United for Life Amicus Curiae Brief
CathNewsUSA writes, “Conscience” rule to cover health providers
Not everyone believes in conscientious objection. Not liberals, anyway. See, Are There Limits to the So-Called “Conscience Rule?”
Visit (and bookmark) Jill Stanek, Breaking news: IL Supreme Court rules for pharmacists/against Blagojevich
Deep Thoughts doesn’t like the conscience clause either — But note: Mojoey does refer to the Pro-Life position as, well, Pro-Life. An honest liberal! Who knew?
Alert the (Mainstream) Media!
See The Center blog.
More from AUL on HHS conscience protection.