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Could Nebraska's Extended Conscience Clause Let Women Die In the Name of Religious Freedom? | Care2 Causes

Could Nebraska's Extended Conscience Clause Let Women Die In the Name of Religious Freedom? | Care2 Causes

The senate has defeated the Blunt Amendment, which would allow religious employers to opt out of any medical coverage they find “morally objectionable,” but that doesn’t mean the fight over “religious freedom” is going away. Republicans in Congress are expected to continue to bring up conscience clause bills as the campaign season continues, and the same type of bills will likely also be hitting state legislatures, too. One example? A proposed extended conscience clause being introduced in Nebraska. Supporters of the bill want to ensure that those in various medical fields, from doctors to pharmacists to health care providers and mental health professionals, have the ability to object to performing any action for a patient that they feel would go against their religious beliefs. Initially created to allow pharmacists to refuse to sell birth control, or counselors to refuse...

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