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Planned Parenthood Suing Trump Administration Over ‘Conscience’ Rule For Abortions

The Baby Killer Machine Will Stop At Nothing

Supporters of Planned Parenthood gather to call on Congress not to ban people on Medicaid from receiving care at Planned Parenthood health centers. Los Angeles, California on June 21, 2017. Defunding Planned Parenthood will deny millions of low- income women access to cancer screenings, birth control and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. (Photo by: Ronen Tivony) (Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Planned Parenthood joined several other groups in suing the Trump administration on Tuesday over the “conscience” rule, which would allow health care workers to refuse to conduct abortions due to religious or moral beliefs.

The lawsuits were filed in Manhattan federal court over the rule that is set to go into effect July 22, reported Reuters.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) “conscience” rule “protects individuals and health care entities from discrimination on the basis of their exercise of conscience in HHS-funded programs,” according to the HHS website.

Among those suing the Trump administration to block the rule are “Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Inc, the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and Public Health Solutions Inc.,” according to Reuters.

The organization said if the rule is passed, it could affect more than 613,000 health care centers around the country.

“Trust is the cornerstone of the physician-patient relationship,” Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen said in a statement. “No one should have to worry if they will get the right care or information because of their providers’ personal beliefs.”

A number of Democratic-leaning states and municipalities sued the U.S. government May 21 over the announced rule, according to The Washington Post.

HHS said it is prepared to defend the bill against its opponents, Reuters reported. The department did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

Written by Matt Miller

Matt Miller is a contributor to The Schpiel.

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