Press Release

New HHS Unit Opens the Doors to Discrimination in Health Care

Posted on January 18, 2018 Issues: Health Care & Reproductive Rights Religious Refusals

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC President and CEO:

“Don’t be fooled – the Trump Administration’s new HHS unit is not about protecting religious liberty. We have seen this administration use “religious liberty” as an excuse to attack the rights, health care, and equality of women time and again, and this is simply its next move. Instead of devoting resources to an office focused only on protecting those who would use their religious or moral beliefs to deny patients care, the Trump Administration should enforce non-discrimination laws and make sure patients get the care they need.”

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For immediate release: January 18, 2018
Contact:  Maria Patrick (mpatrick@nwlc.org) or Olympia Feil (ofeil@nwlc.org)