Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Provider Conscience Clause

If you care about receiving good health care and don't want your tax dollars to go toward funding abortion and other procedures that go against a doctor's conscience, please take a minute to send a short email asking to keep the Provider Conscience Clause to You can read more about my thoughts on this in a previous blog post here. Thanks and God bless you all!
Below is the email I sent.

Please Keep The Provider Conscience Clause

Dear Mr. or Ms.,

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my email. I am writing because I read that President Obama plans to rescind the Provider Conscience Clause. This news is very concerning to me for several reasons. I believe that forcing doctors to act against their conscience is not right and will greatly damage the quality of health care in America. Our tax money could be much better spent if used to fund pregnancy centers and charities that help innocent babies, young parents and parents-to-be. I ask that you consider they great harm this decision to rescind the Provider Conscience Clause would cause hundreds of thousands of babies, parents and the entire nation. Abortion effects all of us, and when I go to the doctor I want to know that he or she is working to heal me, work in my best interest, and believes in the work he or she is doing. If doctors don't believe in what they are doing, how can we expect them to do an adequate job? If doctors are forced to do operations that go against their conscience, many good doctors will retire or find a new profession, and many who would make great doctors will never even enter the profession. Not only will we lose doctors, but it would also likely lead to several hospitals closing. I ask that you and those in charge of making a decision about this issue keep these things in mind. Once again, thank you for your time and may God bless you and guide you.

For Life,


1 comment:

Sacred Heart Adoration said...


Rescission Proposal: 0991-AB49

On April 9, the 30 day comment period will end in which citizens can voice their concern of President Obama's rescission of the conscience clause. This clause allows medical professionals and organizations (such as hospitals) to choose not to provide services which are contrary to their religious beliefs or missions. This specifically pertains to the performance of abortions and sterilizations. Information on the clause and to make a public comment can be found at

The conscience clause has been in effect since the 1970's, for over 30 years. During that time, abortions and sterilizations have grown in both demand and availability, being readily available throughout the country even in rural areas. Therefore, the existence of this regulation has in no way limited the ability of all Americans to receive these services if they choose.

This clause has, however, protected the freedom of both medical professionals and medical organizations (a corporation is legally a "person"). It allows those individuals to conduct their medical work without being forced into any conduct that would contradict their faith views. It allows hospitals with faith-based missions to continue to practice as well. Note that Catholic hospitals are the largest provider of hospital services in the United states. Then consider other hospitals with faith based missions, and you can see the import of this clause to allowing these organizations to exist, as well as see that this clause has in no way limited availability of abortion services.

There is an old saying "if it ain't broke, why fix it?". This is true here. After 30 years, this amendment is well tested and has not inhibited the quality of health care provided to Americans.

So why now is the Obama administration attempting to rescind this clause? We don't know, but clearly it is not for the purpose of improving health care.

What will be the results if this is rescinded? Catholic hospitals across the country, the largest provider of hospital services in this nation, will close down. Medical professionals of all faiths will risk losing their job due to religious discrimination or have to willingly give up their job. So the quality of healthcare IN EVERY SINGLE AREA OF HEALTH will be drastically and negatively affected, as well as religious discrimination and persecution institutionalized in our healthcare system. And all done to force mandatory abortion services that are not even needed because sufficient facilities and personnel exist to provide these.

So why now is I the Obama administration attempting to rescind this clause? It makes absolutely no sense.


Our country was founded upon religious freedom. To repeal this clause and force individuals as well as medical organizations to conduct acts against their religious beliefs or corporate mission statements is discrimination. There are sufficient providers of abortion and sterilization services across the country, even in rural areas; it is clearly not necessary to force medical professionals and organizations to conduct these services. This clause has been in effect for over 30 years without causing any undue hardship to the American people. Therefore, there is no sound, need-based reason for rescinding this clause. The reason can only be discrimination against people of faith. In rescinding this clause, our government is potentially ruining our entire health care system simply for the purpose of making abortion mandatory (note, it is already easily available). Even citizens with no particular faith belief can see how their overall health care will be adversely affected by this action. This defies all logic and so can only be hate based.

It is important that every American, whether or not of any faith belief, stand up and insist this clause remain in effect for the continued quality healthcare of all American citizens IN ALL FIELDS OF MEDICINE. Don't let a political agenda destroy our healthcare system.

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