For Immediate Release: May 2, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced the issuance of a final rule that was first proposed last year. This rule replaces an inadequate earlier version that did not properly protect individuals and healthcare providers from having to participate in controversial services like abortion and assisted suicide.
“This is yet another great win for the American people and a Trump promise kept,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “There’s much work still ahead to rid Americans of the scourge of Obamacare, but strengthening protections on freedom of conscience and religious liberty is a huge step in the right direction. This is a great Trump promise fulfilled, and we look forward to many more in 2019.”