Pharmacies that refuse to fill prescriptions. Hospitals that won’t treat ectopic pregnancies. Bosses who deny their employees insurance coverage of certain services. No one should be denied health care because of someone else’s religious beliefs.

What’s at Stake Today

From for-profit companies to hospitals to private doctor’s offices, institutions and individuals are refusing to provide critical health care services because of personal beliefs. But when patients are refused health care, their lives may be endangered. Their health care costs may increase. Their health could suffer irreversible consequences. And their legal rights are violated.

What Is NWLC Doing?

Patients rely on their health care providers to make treatment decisions based on medical expertise and professional training ― not their own personal beliefs. The consequences of being denied health care can be devastating.

We are working to make sure religion is not used as an excuse to discriminate by denying women health care. We’re urging Congress to pass legislation stopping bosses from interfering with their workers’ health care coverage and working in states to make sure individuals aren’t harmed by refusals. We’re also building coalitions with those who work on behalf of LGBTQ communities, communities of color, religious communities, youth, and all of those who are harmed by refusals. We’ll keep fighting back when health care providers’ personal beliefs interfere with women’s health and lives.