Press Release

Trump Administration Proposes Rule Permitting Discrimination in Health Care

The following is a statement by Gretchen Borchelt, NWLC Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health:

“The Trump Administration is once again attempting to enshrine boldfaced discrimination – this time to prevent patients from receiving health care. This proposed rule would recklessly, callously, and illegally broaden existing laws to allow doctors, nurses, insurance plans, hospitals – and nearly any other employee in health care settings that receive any federal funds – to use their religious or moral beliefs to determine the essential care a patient receives. This latest move to roll back the rights of women, LGBTQ people, and others puts their health and lives on the line. We will be prepared to take whatever action is necessary to ensure patients come first – not one set of religious or moral beliefs.”

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For immediate release: January 19, 2018
Contact:  Maria Patrick (mpatrick@nwlc.org) or Olympia Feil (ofeil@nwlc.org)